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Reading Abbey
Drifters
E House (2), M Toland, G Dampies, C Shackleford, R Norville, C Shaw, W Woodward, W Bevan, T Knights, J Greenaway
Full time
D Garces de Marcilla (7)
D Garces de Marcilla
Sat 7 Oct 15:00 - South West Division - Southern Counties North

Solid Win

Confident Abbey

Annette Tomas reports :

A confident display of attacking rugby, boosted by three early tries, gave the hosts a comprehensive win over the struggling Slough-based outfit.
A trio of tries from Edward House, Mark Toland and Gavin Dampies inspired Abbey to their biggest win so far this season, catapulting them comfortably into the top half of Southern Counties North. In control of the game from the off, Abbey’s dangerous back line, fortified by the inclusion of brothers Tom and Luke Burns, tested the visitors’ composure in the opening quarter while their forwards did the basics well to ensure a good platform.
Ill-discipline hampered Abbey’s game after a 19-0 lead, with hooker Toland and second-row Treacle Knights both shown the yellow after infringement at the breakdown and Drifters were quick to capitalise on their one-man advantage with two well-worked team tries. Abbey had the final say of the half, however, when Charlie Shackleton, called up from the 2nd team for this fixture, scored his maiden try at senior level after chasing down an intelligent kick through from winger Diego Bahlsen.
After regrouping at the break, Abbey came out of the blocks firing and showcased the best of their attacking potential. Burns released flanker Ed House who showed fine handling skills to release winger Remi Norville in the corner. Drifters replied with their final say of the match after yet another Abbey infringement, but then the day was Abbey’s. Forwards Chris Shaw and Will Woodward both came into their own by crossing the whitewash, but not before captain Will Bevan scored after not being held in a tackle.
Although Abbey’s penalty count was mounting, their defence stayed firm and the home side closed the game out with three more outstanding individual tries from House, Knights and replacement Jules Greenaway. Bahlsen’s good day at the office with his boot ensured he notched up 17 unanswered points of his own. Head coach Fungai Mutepfa will be pleased that his team had finally been allowed to showcase the rugby he knew they were capable of, in preparation for their next fixture, away to Gosford All Blacks on 21 October.

Ed House

Player of the Match

Ed House

Key moments

5:00
Try Ed House scores for Reading Abbey
6:00
Conversion Diego Garces de Marcilla kicks a conversion for Reading Abbey
12:00
Try Mark Toland scores for Reading Abbey
13:00
Conversion Diego Garces de Marcilla kicks a conversion for Reading Abbey
20:00
Penalty Diego Garces de Marcilla kicks a penalty for Reading Abbey
30:00
Try Gavin Dampies scores for Reading Abbey
39:00
Try Charlie Shackleford scores for Reading Abbey
39:30
Conversion Diego Garces de Marcilla kicks a conversion for Reading Abbey
42:00
Try Remi Norville scores for Reading Abbey
50:00
Try Chris Shaw scores for Reading Abbey
52:00
Conversion Diego Garces de Marcilla kicks a conversion for Reading Abbey
57:00
Try Will Woodward scores for Reading Abbey
60:00
Try Will Bevan scores for Reading Abbey
61:00
Conversion Diego Garces de Marcilla kicks a conversion for Reading Abbey
64:00
Try Ed House scores for Reading Abbey
72:00
Try Treacle Knights scores for Reading Abbey
74:00
Conversion Diego Garces de Marcilla kicks a conversion for Reading Abbey
77:00
Try Jules Greenaway scores for Reading Abbey
78:00
Conversion Diego Garces de Marcilla kicks a conversion for Reading Abbey

Highlights

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80:00 +1:00 Player of the Match
Ed House is awarded player of the match for Reading Abbey
78:00 Conversion 72 - 0
Diego Garces de Marcilla kicks a conversion for Reading Abbey
77:00 Try 70 - 0
Jules Greenaway scores for Reading Abbey
74:00 Conversion 65 - 0
Diego Garces de Marcilla kicks a conversion for Reading Abbey
72:00 Try 63 - 0
Treacle Knights scores for Reading Abbey
64:00 Try 58 - 0
Ed House scores for Reading Abbey
61:00 Conversion 53 - 0
Diego Garces de Marcilla kicks a conversion for Reading Abbey
60:00 Try 51 - 0
Will Bevan scores for Reading Abbey
57:00 Try 46 - 0
Will Woodward scores for Reading Abbey
57:00 Sub On
Michael Beckly is substituted on for Reading Abbey
52:00 Conversion 41 - 0
Diego Garces de Marcilla kicks a conversion for Reading Abbey
50:00 Try 39 - 0
Chris Shaw scores for Reading Abbey
42:00 Try 34 - 0
Remi Norville scores for Reading Abbey
End of period 1
39:30 Conversion 29 - 0
Diego Garces de Marcilla kicks a conversion for Reading Abbey
39:00 Try 27 - 0
Charlie Shackleford scores for Reading Abbey
30:00 Try 22 - 0
Gavin Dampies scores for Reading Abbey
20:00 Penalty 17 - 0
Diego Garces de Marcilla kicks a penalty for Reading Abbey
13:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Diego Garces de Marcilla kicks a conversion for Reading Abbey
12:00 Try 12 - 0
Mark Toland scores for Reading Abbey
10:00 Sub On
Jules Greenaway is substituted on for Reading Abbey
6:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Diego Garces de Marcilla kicks a conversion for Reading Abbey
5:00 Try 5 - 0
Ed House scores for Reading Abbey
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As it happened

  • Reading Abbey
  • Drifters
  • 0
  • Ed House Try 5:00'
  • Diego Garces de Marcilla Conversion 6:00'
  • Jules Greenaway Sub On 10:00'
  • Mark Toland Try 12:00'
  • Diego Garces de Marcilla Conversion 13:00'
  • Diego Garces de Marcilla Penalty 20:00'
  • Gavin Dampies Try 30:00'
  • Charlie Shackleford Try 39:00'
  • Diego Garces de Marcilla Conversion 39:30'
  • Remi Norville Try 42:00'
  • Chris Shaw Try 50:00'
  • Diego Garces de Marcilla Conversion 52:00'
  • Will Woodward Try 57:00'
  • Michael Beckly Sub On 57:00'
  • Will Bevan Try 60:00'
  • Diego Garces de Marcilla Conversion 61:00'
  • Ed House Try 64:00'
  • Treacle Knights Try 72:00'
  • Diego Garces de Marcilla Conversion 74:00'
  • Jules Greenaway Try 77:00'
  • Diego Garces de Marcilla Conversion 78:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Beaconsfield 10 44
2. Buckingham 10 42
3. Windsor 10 34
4. Aylesbury 10 34
5. Thatcham 10 31
6. Reading Abbey 10 30
7. Wallingford 10 24

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