STOW 37 AYLESBURY 6
Stow turned it on in style with by a long way their best performance of the season. In difficult conditions it was Stow who adapted the better and were out of the blocks quickly. The forwards set up a solid platform in the set piece especially the lineout that operated on 100%. JAMES HOLMES opened the scoring after a solid run and managed to claw himself over the line, conversion missed. Then within minutes brother TED HOLMES collected a neat chip behind the Aylesbury defence to score conversion missed. Aylesbury then had their best period of the game but the Stow defence was solid which limited the scoring chances to two penalties which were kicked. Stow seemed in control but at the break only held a 10 -6 lead. However, the second half was a different mater, Stow dominated and scored some excellent tries. The first came with the forwards making ground with a series of pick up and drives, the ball was released and cleverly GUS HAYWARD spotted the visitors coming up quickly so nipped in under the posts, Freddie Roberts converted. Captain CRAIG VOISEY then got on the score sheet, a penalty was kicked for touch, lineout secured then a neat pop to the blind side secured the try bonus point, unconverted. Stow now had the bit between their teeth, another break from James Holmes saw him release JAMES FLETCHER who raced in, again conversion missed. Aylesbury lost possession on the half way line, the ball was quickly sent out wide for JAMES FLETCHER to run in his second, not converted. The final score came from another Aylesbury mistake, BILLY MAUDE took full advantage and ran in from 40 meters for Stow’s seventh try, conversion missed.
All in all a very good day with a solid squad performance, 37 points scored and no tries conceded against second in the table, a great result.
Next week is a rest week then Bicester away on the 7th December.