Three teams which have Harlequins Academy boys all won this weekend. Esher, Ealing and Rosslyn park came out on top with tries galore coming from each team.
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Chris York helped a resounding comeback for Esher to give them a substantial victory over Stourbridge this weekend.
Esher appeared to be on the rocks at half time after Stourbridge had the lead. Stourbridge took full advantage of the penalty given to them when Neil Taylor was sin binned on 16 minutes to give them their first points. Stourbridge then capitalised, running in a try after a well worked breakaway from the maul.
However, Ulph converted two penalties and also ran in a try allowing Esher to nose ahead. This was to be undone by more good work from the Stourbridge forwards who pushed over the Esher line to take the half time lead.
Straight after half time Ulph kicked two back to back penalties, helping Esher take the lead. It was Stourbridge this half to receive a yellow card, and the gates then opened. Tries from Harlequins' Chris York and also from Tom Loizides as well as two more tries before the end of the game giving Esher a resounding victory 17-48.
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Rob Buchanan and Luke Wallace helped Ealing to an easy win against Canterbury, which could have been a potentially difficult fixture.
This match could have been a toughly fought battle between the two teams. Instead, Ealing were rampant the whole match and ended up jumping ahead in the table to fourth.
There were eight tries in all, the first coming with only five minutes on the clock played.
Ealing lead by 16 points at half time and didn't look like easing up after the restart. They scored within 2 minutes of kicking off and then within six minutes, two more tries were scored.
Canterbury scored a late consolation try, but had absolutely nothing in response to Ealing's dominance.
Rosslyn Park 29
Will Collier was part of an easy win to keep Rosslyn Park's perfect start to the season. Rosslyn Park put up a strong attacking performance to ease them into a win against Lydney. Lydney had a strong presence in the first half and troubled Park's defence, however Park slotted over a penalty first to steady the nerves.
This led to Park showing their attacking ability and went over twice, as well as converting them.
Lydney didn't sit back and that power shown early on returned and they were rewarded with a try ending the half 17-5.
Any dominance shown by Lydney in the first half disappeared and Park ran riot, using the forwards to get their first try of the second half, and then heading out wide to score again. A couple of tries were disallowed and park will be upset to not have scored more. This gave them a bonus point and also allowed them to move further up the table to second.
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