McDon­ald’s dou­ble hat-trick sees Brack­nell thump Old Pats

Brack­nell 52 Old Pate­sians 12

The Wokingham Paper - - SPORT -

CAM McDON­ALD scored an in­cred­i­ble dou­ble hat-trick as Brack­nell thumped Old Pate­sians to pick up their first win of the sea­son.

The winger broke the dead­lock in un­der two min­utes and quickly had three tries to his name as the hosts moved 19-5 ahead by half-time.

And there was no let up from Brack­nell af­ter the restart with Michael Clarke, McDon­ald (3) and Kim Plant all cross­ing the white­wash in the 52-12 bonus point suc­cess.

“Our set piece worked well,” said di­rec­tor of rugby Jamie Turner. “We dis­played good hands at cer­tain times but we are still a work in progress.”

There was just one change to the Brack­nell side from the open­ing day de­feat at New­ton Ab­bot with Sam Gib­bons brought in for his first team de­but.

And it did not take long to open the scor­ing as McDon­ald crossed the white­wash and he soon dou­bled his tally with an in­ter­cep­tion try.

Skil­ful hands from the backs al­lowed McDon­ald to com­plete his hat-trick in­side half an hour, but Lee Hath­away pulled one back be­fore the break.

How­ever, Brack­nell burst clear again af­ter the restart with Clarke charg­ing through to seal a bonus point.

McDon­ald then added his fourth try with Vic Hard­wicke con­vert­ing to push the score along to 31-5.

With 10 min­utes to go, the hosts turned the screw again as Con­nor

Se­gre picked out McDon­ald for his fifth try un­der the posts be­fore late scores from Plant and McDon­ald again af­ter gath­er­ing his own chip through.

Brack­nell go to Barn­sta­ple next week­end. BRACK­NELL: Se­gre, McDon­ald, Burch, Henry, El­liott, Hard­wicke, Franklin, Bell­man, Clarke (c), Dowd­ing, Vear­ley, Steven­son Leigh, Bai­ley, Salus­tri, Gib­bons. Reps: Ovens, Plant, Lai­dler.

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