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4th Team v Fullerians RFC - Home Cup Draw on 26 Mar 2011

Published on Monday, 28 March 2011

Hitchin 4ths 32  Fullerians 0
Back to winning big style this week with a blinding performance which could have been even an even bigger win if some chances had not been squandered by our usual quota of knock ons and blind passes . But with 5 tries there can be no doubt that we were worthy winners on the day and will now be appearing in the final of the competition at Barnet on the 16th April and I understand our opposition will be Harpenden. Mick Jones started the fun in the first minutes of the game by showing great awareness with a quickly taken tap penalty 20 yards out and catching the defenders napping ran straight through them for the points. Jon Harrison was a scorer yet again applying the last touches to a forward drive which took him and several of the opposition over the line for a great try.Max Melville joined the fun with a well taken effort which benefitted from good team play and being in the right place at the right time. There was also a try for young Sam Burton out on the wing, again finishing off a good build up by the forwards and some excellent link play by the backs giving him the chance to finish things off with a burst of speed that the Fullerians could not live with. The scoring was completed by a cheeky evasive run from Nick Marshall resulting in a try to add to his earlier penalty success and 2 conversions from Mike Wilkins.  The man of the match award went to Mick Jones who was a constant threat  and who seemed to revel in the Scrum Half position as opposed to his usual Fly Half as Chris Maguire was a late withdrawal due to injury. It was nice to see Iain Charnley back in the front row and  having a great time breaking the opposition front row  with a lot of assistance from Simon Elves at Loose Head and another few Hooks against the head making it an enjoyable afternoon "up front". As in previous weeks it was a good all round effort by everyone concerned  and it was quite funny at the end to be told by one of the opposition that we must have had First teamers in our ranks as we had no such thing (who needs them ?) . I would just for once mention the Ref who I thought had an excellent game and even seemed to understand what goes on in the scrum . He told me afterwards that was only his third game which I found hard to believe , good luck to him and good luck to the fighting 4ths in the coming final ,bring it on !

Team Simon Elves, Gary Hawtin, Iain Charnley, Gary Wearing, Philip Elwood, Jon Harrison, Max Melville, Simon Goodlad, Mick Jones, Michael Wilkins, Sam Burton, Julian Emmerson, Mike Jones, Kevin Lok, John Cartwright

Subs Barry Brown, Nick Marshall

Scores T: Jon Harrison (1), Sam Burton (1), Max Melville (1), Mick Jones (1), Nick Marshall (1) C: Michael Wilkins (2) P: Nick Marshall (1)

Player(s) of Match 1. Mick Jones League Tables



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