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Fullerians beat rivals Barnet Elizabethans in first round of Herts President's Tankard
10:00am Friday 6th September 2013 in Sport
Fullerians overcame their arch-rivals Barnet Elizabethans 14-9 during a close encounter in the first round of the Herts President’s Tankard.
A semi-final against Welwyn now awaits the Watford outfit who put on an impressive display.
The new-look visitors began their first match of season with confidence and their dominant pack caught and drove from a lineout to see number eight Dan Longhurst score with fly-half Nick Heley adding the extras.
Despite remaining on top, Fullerians were guilty of trying to force the last pass or being over exuberant and failed to capitalise on their dominance.
A lapse in concentration then led to a series of penalties which were duly dispatched by the Barnet fly-half.
Camped on Barnet’s five-metre line, the away side chose to go for the scrum when they were awarded a penalty and Longhurst controlled the ball well at the base to crash over for the decisive try.
The date for Fullerians’ home semi-final is still to be confirmed.
A mixed team of Fullerians Seconds and Thirds lost 21-19 at home to a mixed Watford side in a feisty friendly.
In a match separated into quarters, Fullers Seconds went up against Watford Firsts in the first and third quarters, while Fullers Thirds faced Watford Seconds in the second and last quarters.
Watford drew first blood as fly-half Tom McGee converted an early penalty but despite being on the back foot, Fullers claimed the ball and ran through a staggered defence to score a converted try.
In the second period it was the away team however who seized the initiative as Jamie Miller broke down the wing and allowed prop Simon Tucker to score.
With Watford’s first team back on the field in the third period, the visitors continued to assert their authority, scoring three unanswered penalties.
The final quarter however saw Fullers’ larger pack take command and when a quick ball was sent wide, the hosts were able to run in a late consolation.
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