This weekend saw three of our academy loan clubs come away with wins. Joe Marler, Chris York, Rob Buchanan, Will Collier and Ollie Lyndsay-Hague all helped their clubs to convincing wins.
Academy Roundup w/e 17th October 2009
National League 1
Esher walked all over Tynedale this weekend to extend their lead at the top of the table. Esher were ahead up until the third quarter when Tynedale played their way back in. Points were exchanged between both teams early on in the first half but then subsided for a little while until Harlequins' own Joe Marler sprinted under the posts. The half ended with a penalty to Esher, being easily converted. After the break, Esher started off the scoring, but Tynedale, not to be put down ran in two of their own. However a red card to the home team denied them of a win when Esher converted a penalty, although a last gasp try from Tynedale allowed them to end on a more positive note.
National League 2 Ealing 36
Five tries for Ealing this week saw Rob Buchanan of Quins help the team to maintain their perfect start to the season. Ealing started well converting two penalties but Shelford replied with their first attack when their captain went over the line from the base of the ruck. A try from the restart for Ealing and another penalty for Shelford found this to be quite an interesting half. A try was then disallowed for Ealing but one of their forwards surged over the line once more to make it 16-10 to the home team at half time.
Ealings dominance came through in the second half and scored tries a plenty to win 36-15, although it should have been more with another try disallowed.
Rosslyn Park 70
Will Collier and Ollie Lyndsay-Hague helped Rosslyn Park to a thumping victory over Canterbury at the weekend.
A stunning first half kicking performance from Ross Laidlaw set up an easy victory for Park after Canterbury kept on giving away penalties. Park put tries in as well as penalties and gained their bonus point within the first half. It wasn't long before Park started running in tries for fun after the break as Canterbury became tired and overpowered. Two halves of great attacking rugby keeping them close to the top of the table.
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