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1st XV - Match centre

Reading Abbey
Sat 13 Apr 15:00 - South West Division - Wadworth 6X Southern Counties North Full time

End of season romp


Coach Luke Harding scores debut try

Annette Tomas reports -

Abbey ended their season with a 12 try romp against struggling Littlemore. This game did not qualify for a Southern Counties North league encounter as Littlemore did not have enough registered players to qualify, but bravely honoured the fixture by fielding a team so two sides could play rugby. Well done to Littlemore.

However, Abbey were in a different class, starting the brighter team with a well-my timed interception from Treacle Knights, putting Abbey on the front foot which flanker Chris Shaw quickly benefitted from with a short-range try, Ollie Walton adding the extras.

Littlemore responded well with a series of well-timed carries, but dogged Abbey defence kept they at the half-way line. Soon enough the defence turned into attach with a superb turnover from Max Courtenage which led to Will Bevan crossing. A fine chase from centre Arron Ross saw him tackle the full back on the try line, turn the ball over and score his side’s third and moments later, due to a missed tackle, his second and Abbey’s fourth.

A superb end to the first half saw flanker Ed House sprint the length of the pitch and offload to Jon Malivoire making the half time score 0-33.

The second half continued in the same vein, with Shaw completing his brace, Charlie Shackleton scoring after a well-timed pass from Jules Greenaway and Ross completed his hat-trick after a burst of pace up the centre.

A moment of genius from captain Bevan saw him flick a kick into Ollie Walton’s arms, scoring his maiden try and seconds later, Adam Brooker fed him for his brace. Replacements were made and coach Luke Harding enjoyed his debut try in Abbey hoops within 42 seconds of gracing the pitch.

Treacle Knights finished off yet another break by Ed House which rounded off the game for Abbey 0-76!

Team selection

Limbrick, Conner Limbrick, Conner
Greenaway, Jules Greenaway, Jules
Ross, Arron Ross, Arron
Walton, Oliver Walton, Oliver
Williams, Ryan Williams, Ryan
Malivoire, John Malivoire, John
Bevan, Will Bevan, Will
Courtnage, Max Courtnage, Max
House, Ed House, Ed
Shaw, Chris Shaw, Chris
Brooker, Adam Brooker, Adam
Knights, Treacle Knights, Treacle
Woodger, Edd Woodger, Edd
Brown, Jack Brown, Jack
Orrburns, Russ Orrburns, Russ

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Windsor 22 90
2. Buckingham 22 82
3. Marlow 22 74
4. Bicester 22 67
5. Aylesbury 22 62
6. Wallingford 22 53
7. Reading Abbey 22 52

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