Sat 01
1st XV
Northampton Old Scouts
L Marston, R Shingles (3), D Page, T Snelling, H Winch
W Carrington (4), T Snelling
W Carrington
Shingles ties up the Old Scouts with a hat trick again

Shingles ties up the Old Scouts with a hat trick again

By Peter Croot
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Oundle ran in 7 tries to claim another bonus point win at home.

Oundle entertained Old Scouts at Occupation Road, on a good day weather wise at the club. Knowing a win would keep pressure on the league leaders. The home side got off to a dream start on 4 minutes, the forwards creating a great platform with some strong driving work. Will Carrington floated a miss pass out to Luke Marston who sailed over in the corner. Carrington on form with the boot hit the conversion from out wide. From the restart the pressure was maintained, and the Eagles earned a penalty on six minutes. Duly slotted by Carrington.
10 - 0 after 7 minutes. Scouts got their first points on 17 minutes with a well struck penalty. Oundle though were stretching the lead again a few minutes later. The power of the pack showing again, with Robb Shingles finishing off a push over try. Carrington converting.
The third try came from second row Dan Page, following a strong break from Shingles supported by Chris Humphrey, and a sweet offload saw Dan Page burst through to score. Carrington adding the extras to make it 24-3 at the break.
The second half was as impressive, as the eagles in full control went methodically about their business. Shingles got his second, as Scouts had a defensive 5 metre scrum. Oundle front five worked hard and turned over the ball, and the power house number 8 burst over the line. Carrington unerring with the boot slotted the extra points. At this point, Luke Marston was replaced by Joe Sagoe. Scouts unable to break a strong Oundle defence, did get on the scoresheet with a second penalty to make 31 - 6.
Oundle increased their lead, with a try from Toby Snelling, this time Carrington was unlucky with his kick, and was his last action as he was replaced with Luke Marston returning from the bench. As they went through the last quarter, Oundle still kept playing. Skipper Joe Roberts made a fantastic blind side break and was stopped just short of the line, the Oundle support was quicker than Old Scouts and Robb Shingles picked the ball and dived over. Toby Snelling taking over kicking duties, slotted the conversion from out wide. The afternoon was finished off nicely with a try from scrum half Harry Winch with a rehearsed back row move creating the space for the scrum half to score in the left hand corner. Snelling missed this effort. Scouts got a consolation try at the end.
Oundle kept their 100% home record, and travel away next week to face fourth place Oadby Wyggestonians, who are hot on the Eagles tails in the league.
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Match details

Match date

Sat 01, Dec 2018




Midlands 1 East

League position

Northampton Old Scouts