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Fullerians Rugby Club's first team win Hertfordshire County Tankard while Under-18s secure LV Cup final spot
10:30am Friday 4th April 2014 in Sport
It was a good weekend for Fullerians Rugby Club as the first team won the Hertfordshire County Tankard while the Under-18s secured a place in the LV Cup final.
In the Tankard final, Fullers faced a strong Datchworth side but sealed a 15-3 victory.
A successful penalty put Fullerians 3-0 ahead and it was a slender lead they maintained until the interval.
Fullers built up pressure in the second half which resulted in Sam Perry crashing over but Datchworth reduced the deficit through a penalty.
Fullers centre Dan Evans was sin-binned but the home side’s defence was outstanding and held firm.
With the game in the balance it was Fullers, with 14 men, that finished the stronger.
The pack were picking, driving for the line and intelligently letting the ball go wide to the backs at the right time.
Simon O’Brien collected and went over under the posts for the decisive score to secure a 15-3 victory.
“It was a tense cup final to play in but I am very proud of the boys who played well and deserved the win. Thanks for all the support which helped us along the way,” said skipper Ben Wetton.
The Under-18s faced Cheshunt in their semi-final tie and an impressive team performance resulted in a 33-12 victory.
Ollie Toms opened the scoring as he went over and George Selwood added a second Fullers try soon after.
Fullerians defended resolutely throughout the contest and they held firm after coming under pressure.
Jack Longbottom then went over for Fullers’ third try and the score at the interval was 19-0.
Cheshunt pulled a try back at the start of the second period but Fullers reasserted their dominance with a score from Myles Finnegan.
Cheshunt grabbed a second try but Connor Devine crashed over to round off an impressive Fullerians win.
Fullers will take on the winners of the Buckingham versus Shelford clash on April 27 at Hitchin.
Elsewhere, Watford RFC recorded a comprehensive 62-7 win against Old Grammarians in Herts/Middlesex Three.
A victory for Watford tomorrow (Saturday) against Mill Hill will secure promotion.
Tabard were on the end of a heavy 81-12 defeat to Colchester last Saturday in London One North.
The defeat leaves Tabs third bottom of the table.
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