Derby de­light North main­tain per­fect start with Sara­cens suc­cess

Gloucestershire Echo - - SPORTING INDEX -

CHEL­TENHAM North have a max­i­mum 20 points from four Glouces­ter­shire Premier games af­ter a 36-12 win over Chel­tenham Sara­cens at Stoke Road.

North sit sec­ond on points dif­fer­ence be­hind Cho­sen Hill FP, who also have max­i­mum points ahead of the game be­tween the two on oc­to­ber 19 at Brook­field Road.

It was a first de­feat of the league cam­paign for Sara­cens, who found them­selves 24-0 down at half-time.

De­clan Har­wood scored the open­ing try, but Sila Ulu­gia missed the con­ver­sion.

North lost Will Hart­land to in­jury be­fore Daniel He­witt scored the sec­ond try, con­verted by Ulu­gia.

A Sara­cens penalty hit the post be­fore Chris How­ell scored an un­con­verted try and He­witt got his sec­ond, con­verted by Ulu­gia.

Af­ter the break, Sara­cens opened their ac­count with an un­con­verted try from a rolling maul, but North made it 31-5 when Ben Crocker went over, Ulu­gia con­vert­ing.

A con­verted try cut the gap to 31-12 be­fore North were re­duced to 14 men by a red card but they com­pleted the scor­ing with a Stephen Tiller try.

Old Pate­sians took their sec­ond win in South West One East, beat­ing Trow­bridge 42-18, and there was a 20-15 win for Stow over Read­ing in South­ern Coun­ties North.

A strong sec­ond half ef­fort se­cured the win as Read­ing led when Stow con­ceded a penalty which was kicked to the cor­ner, the li­ne­out be­ing se­cured and driven over for a con­verted try.

Read­ing didn’t let up and soon had their sec­ond, a strong scrum pushed Stow back and when the ball was re­leased a cou­ple of missed tack­les ended up with an un­con­verted try.

Stow hit back af­ter a quickly taken penalty made good ground with Harry Gaden on hand to score close to the posts, Dan Adams con­vert­ing.

A Read­ing penalty saw them 15-7 up at haf-time be­fore an Adams penalty clawed back three points then an­other quickly taken penalty saw full back Billy Maude join the line, and he out­smarted the Read­ing de­fence to score an un­con­verted try in the cor­ner, leav­ing the game poised at 15-15.

But Stow won the game when an­other break by Maude set up Nick Cafearo beat the last man to score in the cor­ner.

Chel­tenham were edged out 19-16 by Bar­ton Hill in West­ern Coun­ties North, while in Glouces­ter­shire One, Cirences­ter beat Glouces­ter Old Boys 26-18, Fair­ford were 33-19 win­ners at Durs­ley, Tewkes­bury lost 34-26 to lead­ers Old Cryp­tians and Smiths were handed a walkover by Old Col­sto­ni­ans.

Sara­cens try to charge down a North clear­ance

A Sara­cens man is tack­led dur­ing their de­feat to Chel­tenham North

Chel­tenham North ( black and red ) take on Chel­tenham Sara­cens (yel­low and blue)

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