“ St.Albans RFC 12 pts vs Verulamians RFC 41 pts
In this local derby St. Albans went into a 5 – 0 lead in the first 10 minutes with a well deserved try after some impressive forward power. However Vees then began to assert themselves and gained a penalty which Alex Ricci converted. Play then concentrated midfield until Ben Russell from 40 mtrs out fought his way under the posts to enable Alex Ricci to convert and give Vees a 3 – 10 lead, which they thereafter never looked like relinquishing. This was followed by the fly half cleverly chipping over the advancing St. Albans defence to enable the fleet - footed George Irwin to pick up, score under the posts for Alex Ricci to convert and put the game result beyond doubt.
After another Vees penalty at the opening of the second half, St. Albans due to an injury to their fly half made a couple of well – timed substitutions and clawed back a goal to improve their score to 12 – 25. However, this only spurred on a now rampant, eager Vee back divisions to scythe through the opposition defence with Crick Gillespie and Adam Rees and Ricci scoring the remaining points to enable Vees a satisfying Christmas celebratory win and regain the top slot in the LONDON NW3 League.”
TTFN and have an enjoyable Christmas ---- Max Schroeder ---
Updated 18:55 - 6 Feb 2018 by Paul McGoohan
ps Please could you also mention that our next match is at HOME vs Old Streetonians RFC on 6th Jan, 2018 and on Sat Dec 30th we hold our annual father and sons Charity Match KO 12 Noon this year in aid of the Ollie Mills Foundation Trust.