All Golds run in dozen tries in convincing win
THE All Golds concluded their league campaign and go into the play-offs on the back of a 62-24 win over Swindon St George.
They recovered from a sluggish start to score 38 unanswered points to lay the foundation for their highest score of the season.
All Golds crossed for a dozen tries with George Bvuma taking his tally to seven for the season with a brace; Ash Lewis and Kaine Dimech also crossing twice.
The referee sin-binned four players in separate incidents and sent off Swindon’s Richard White.
Swindon led early, Jack Daynes powering through after three minutes, Mark Sharp adding the extras.
But Lewis dummied over for his first try and levelled the score from the tee.
Connor Tomley gave Swindon the lead again before Sharp went over for a try and when Dimech ghosted through, the All Golds were four points in arrears.
Kieran Webb then stepped inside to score. Lewis added the goal to give the All Golds a lead they were not to lose.
Marcus Brown then picked up from dummy half to stroll over, Joe Uren adding the goal and just before the break, the All Golds extended their lead to 28-14, Bvuma racing to the posts. Joe Uren converted.
Bvuma was in again to score in the opening minute of the second period before Jack Uren skipped over under the posts.
Then, after a long conversation with both captains and the players concerned, White saw red and both Uren brothers were shown yellow cards.
Lewis scored under the posts before the man advantage paid off for the visitors and Daynes rampaged through out wide.
Immediately afterwards Todd Johnson raced over under the posts to cut the deficit to 44-24.
Mike Addis extended the All Golds lead after being sent through a gap in the defence.
No sooner had the All Golds returned to full strength than Addis was trudging to the touchline after retaliating to a strong tackle and minutes later Swindon’s Liam Rowe was sin-binned for dissent.
The All Golds finished with three tries of increasing skill. A Swindon error was punished as Brown kicked a loose ball forward on halfway for Dimech to run away to score.
Then Swindon forced a goal-line dropout but made an error and, on their next set, sent the ball out for a 20-metre restart that Aedan Coleman returned 80 metres for a spectacular individual try.
With the final move of the game Hector Silva ran the restart back strongly, Joe Uren made a half break, handed on to Joe Collins who fed Addis. The prop offloaded back to the second row, who scored his first try of the season.
Lewis missed the goal but the All Golds had the win they wanted to end the league campaign with more wins than losses and a fortnight to prepare for the play-offs.