10:20am Thursday 14th February 2013
By Andrew Belt
Fullerians experienced mixed fortunes in their last two outings in the London Two North West Division.
A valuable 32-10 bonus point victory away at London Nigerians was followed by a narrow 15-9 home defeat to Chiswick as the club bid to move off the foot of the table.
Greg Bezzer’s two tries complemented the scores by Dan Evans, Matt Deane and a penalty try against London Nigerians in a hugely impressive display by Fullerians which saw Kim McLellan earn a man-of-the-match nomination.
Captain Sam Tinsley said: "To score five tries on a very wet pitch was a fantastic achievement from the team. All 18 team members made an impact and this keeps our league status alive."
Chiswick arrived to Fullerians on the back of a six-game unbeaten streak and they raced into a two-try lead before Evans and Luke Govier scored penalties to reduce the arrears to make it 10-6 at half time.
With McLellan sin-binned in the second half, Fullerians rallied and Govier kicked another penalty to make for a fascinating finale but Chiswick’s third try 20 minutes before the end proved decisive in a game where Bezzer was the home side’s best player.
Tinsley said: "We were slow starters and could have won it at the end. It just goes to show that you have to be ready for the game right from the start and have that hunger for the full 80 minutes. We came away with a bonus losing point which may prove valuable in the end."
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