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1st XV - Match centre

Swindon College Old Boys
Sat 17 Mar 14:30 - South West Division - Southern Counties South Full time

Swindon college old boys 7 - 43 Marlborough

Marlborough took advantage of Sherborne losing and Trowbridge not playing to move back to the top of the league with an fast, skillful and powerful performance in an impressive 43-7 win.

The first try of the game came after just 5 minutes, an attacking scrum gave good ball to scrum half Will Grant who passed out to captain James Farrell, who then put an inside pass to Ben Fulton to run a strong and powerful line to score under the posts. Grant, who kicked well all game, converted the try. The next score came from another scrum when Leo Tuliva picked up, broke 2 tackles to go over under the posts. Grant kicked the conversion and followed it up later in the half with a penalty. The half time came with the score at 17-0.
The second half saw excellent performances by Lemeki Moala, Epeli Kotobalavu and Henry Webster to keep the side going forward, win possession and also very physical in defence. The second half scoring started similarly to the first with a powerful run by Fulton to go over after good ruck ball had been won by the dynamic back row. Grant converted again. Swindon replied with a converted try of their own after a good pick up and go. The last 10 minutes of the game saw the pace of Joeli Radovu and Mitieli Vulikijapani add 3 further tries. They both have exceptional pace and any balls kicked to them are quickly run back plus they also combine well and support each other.

The final score of 43-7 was a great result on a bitterly cold day.

OMW Skills Series: Evasion

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Marlborough 18 74
2. Sherborne 18 72
3. Trowbridge 17 71
4. Corsham 18 61
5. North Dorset 18 53
6. Devizes 18 43
7. Frome 17 34

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