Foster tre­ble eases Ab­bots pass Old Boys

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HERTS/MID­DLE­SEX DIVI­SION ONE Hilling­don Ab­bots 39 U.C.S. Old Boys 17

BEN Foster grabbed him­self a hat trick as Hilling­don Ab­bots ran in a bonus point win against U.C.S Old Boys at the week­end.

The in­side cen­tre only took five min­utes to put his side ahead, carv­ing his way through the Old Boys’ de­fence and cross­ing the whitewash. Not to be out­done, his out­side cen­tre part­ner Luc Xavier crossed over him­self only a minute later to give his side a big lead.

Scrum half Alex Dick­en­son did well to keep pres­sure on his op­pos­ing num­ber at the scrum and, with the ball turned over, Foster stormed through the de­fence for his se­cond of the day.

Skip­per El­liott Wake put the away side to the sword with his boot and con­tin­ued to put points on the board for the Ab­bots, with full back Liam McPherson con­tin­u­ing Wake’s form when the skip­per was not on the pitch, sink­ing a con­ver­sion forty me­ters out on the an­gle. The away side hit back half an hour in and scored two tries in four min­utes to end the half trail­ing by 12 points.

U.C.S. Old Boys came out all guns blaz­ing in the se­cond half, but Hilling­don’s de­fence came out un­scathed af­ter vig­or­ously re­buff­ing two try scor­ing at­tempts be­fore Wake slot­ted a penalty through the up­rights to steady the ship.

McPherson showed his skill with the ball in hand and went over to se­cure Ab­bots a bonus point.

The vis­i­tors hit back again and ran in a third try, but Foster grabbed him­self his hat-trick.

Mean­while, Ab­bots were drawn away to Old Stree­to­ni­ans in the fi­nal of the Mid­dle­sex Vase on Satur­day March 9.

n TRE­BLE: Ben Foster (right) got a hat-trick for Ab­bots against U.C.S Old Boys

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