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Watford claim comfortable victory over Stockwood Park
2:30pm Friday 14th September 2012 in Sport
Three tries from Martin Lee helped Watford continue their fine pre-season form beating Stockwood Park 50-10.
Despite an early Stockwood try, Watford began to take control of the game and after a series of well-controlled phases, flanker Reeve scored from close range before Lee extended the visitors’ lead with a score from a scrum.
Watford dominated the set pieces and were awarded a penalty try after repeated Stockwood infringements at the breakdown.
Stockwood responded well though with a try of their own but their optimism was short-lived after Joel Gilmore gathered a well-judged crossfield kick to go over and extend Watford’s lead before the break.
Two more quick tries from Lee after the interval, and one from JR Greyling on his debut first-team appearance, put the visitors out of sight before Andy Lee rounded off the victory with a final score late on.
Meanwhile, Fullerians Under-17s got off to the perfect start with both their A and B sides earning hard-fought victories.
Five tries saw the A team cruise to a well-deserved 38-7 win over Readingensians.
After some early pressure from the visitors, Craig Duncan’s clearance was collected by Ben Meyers on the wing who duly opened the scoring for Fullers.
The side extended their lead soon after when Jack Longbottom broke through to score beneath the posts for a second converted try.
Bouyed by their quick scores Fullers began to dictate the game and an overlap from full-back Ollie Jimminson created the home team’s third try.
A clever probing kick allowed Readingensians to respond with a try of their own but it was cancelled out soon after by O'Sullivan who collected a clearance before finishing in the corner to take the scores to 26-7 at the interval.
The pace of the game slowed after the break as the hot weather and a number of substitutions took their toll.
Two late tries, the first after some quick-thinking from Josh Hancock and the second when Myles Finnegan drove over, rounded off the victory.
Ryan O’Sullivan scored two tries on his debut as Fullerians U-17s B team beat Chess Valley U17s 31-10.
Another score from Jonny Waller after Charlie Fern had broken through extended Fullers’ lead before Valley hit back with a try from close range.
Adam Woolf and Harry Hawley completed the scoring late on.