A superb performance from England centre Will Greenwood was enough to give Quins a comfortable passage through to the next round. Third Division South leaders Plymouth Albion were comfortably beaten 36-8 at a packed Beacon Park. Niall Woods opened the scoring with a penalty after two minutes, only for the visitors to turn over possession and almost concede a leveller from Plymouth fly-half Tom Barlow.
Woods was unlucky to see a second penalty come back off the post, but the ever alert Nick Greenstock secured possession which allowed Peter Richards to go over for the first try. Woods made amends for his earlier penalty miss by adding the conversion, and a further two tries in even time from Jamie Williams, both converted by Woods, saw Quins virtually home and dry by the break.
There was still time for Barlow to grab the home team's first points with a penalty in first half stoppage time, before Quins scored another brace of tries that threatened to turn the tie into a rout. Daren O'Leary went over early in the second half for a try that Woods converted, before Woods added a try himself after good work from O'Leary and skipper David Wilson.
However it was the home team who completed the scoring with an unconverted try from South African flank forward Roger Thompson. Matt Trinder almost brought the house down with a spectacular run sixteen minutes from the end, but by then Quins were happy to give all their squad an outing, using all seven of their replacements.
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