Foster treble eases Abbots pass Old Boys
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