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Weekend round-up

9 months ago By Jon Edwards

Outstanding Under-18s took centre stage on a weekend of mixed results for the club.

The 1st XV had the misfortune of running into a Coventry side, riding high at the top of National One and in fine form, and slumped to a comprehensive 48-13 defeat.

The Extra 1st XV lost as well for only the third time this season. Mark Garratt's side went down 38-26, but gained a four-try bonus point and must now beat Ampthill to secure second place in Zoo Shield One.

There was much better news on a super Sunday for the club. The Under-18s moved into the last 16 of the National Cup with an excellent and hard fought 24-12 away win against a strong Ealing Trailfinders side.

OEs had taken a narrow 14-12 lead at half-time courtesy of an early try from centre Zac Filmer and a length of the field interception from Dillon Robertson, both converted by Brendon Paulsen.

No.8 Ed Thompson added a third score shortly after the restart and Cameron Hancock rounded off an outstanding performance by OEs with a fourth try shortly before the end.

In the only game at College Meadow last weekend, OEs Women moved to within a point of clinching the league title in their first ever season of competitive rugby when they edged past Sutton & Epsom 22-15 in a thrilling top-of-the-table showdown.

Tries from Becky Goodwin, Helen Harris, Miriam Taylor and Clare Chiu clinched a nail-biting victory for the unbeaten league leaders. They now entertain Cuffley Ladies in the final game of the season at College Meadow next Sunday, requiring just a point to finish top of London & SE One.

#togetherweareelthamians #OERFC

Updated 13:35 - 20 Mar 2018 by Jon Edwards

Where next?

13 down, one to go! With just one game of the league campaign remaining, OEs Women are within touching distance of their first league title.
Eyes on the Prize OEs Women can secure their first league title on Sunday when they take on Sutton & Epsom in a top of the table showdown at College Meadow.


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