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Upminster II
Braintree II
Sat 6 Jan 14:00 - The Shepherd Neame Essex Merit Table - Division 3 Full time

URFC 2s 48 - 5 Braintree 2s

URFC 2s Defence Holds Strong Again Good Big Win

Just before the Xmas break URFC 2s went up to Braintree & brought back all 3 points with an impressive win against a good Braintree Team. URFC 2s knew on this reverse fixture Braintree would be keen to settle the score & they brought a Strong Team to Hall Lane

Braintree started off at pace & Upminster found it hard to contain the visitors with their fiery start. Upminster were giving away penalty after penalty & Braintree had most if not all the first 15 Mins which they would look back on & say they should have put at least 15 points on the board , but Upminster’s defence which has been the lynch pin of this seasons success was to prove strong again with Braintree only scoring 5 points

Upminster improved their discipline which eventually sees them get into the gain & put some points on the board & by half time they had weathered the Braintree storm & found themselves 17 – 5 up.

A strong 2nd half performance from Upminster see them continue piling on the points which left the final result as a flattering 48-5 .Whilst it has to be said that Upminster were too strong in the backs for Braintree & Upminster were pleased to hold onto their unbeaten run this season, the score line was a bit flattering & did not reflect the possession that Braintree had.

But as that old saying goes, it’s not how long you have the ball it’s what you do with it when you have it.

Upminster look forward to welcoming Millwall next week to see if they can maintain their strong defence with the fun just rolling along. This Upminster 2s team has positives coming out of every crevice which is a big part of the reason why the team is having a good season but there are still some big tough matches to come so need to stay focused

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Woodford II 6 24
2. Eton Manor III 5 22
3. Wanstead II 5 22
4. Romford & Gidea Park II 6 17
5. Upminster II 5 12
6. Harlow II 5 7
7. Old Cooperians II 6 7

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