The Harlequin Amateurs league game against H.A.C. saw them come up against stiff opposition, who ran in three first half tries as well kicking a conversion and a penalty. Quins scored a converted try, thanks to a 25-metre dash by Thompson down the blind side.
The Amateurs then had two players sin-binned at the end of the first half allowing HAC to re-establish their dominance on proceedings. Ironically, H.A.C only added to their tally with a solitary penalty after half-time
Old Pauline's 0-22 Harlequin Amateurs
Sunday 7th March
A 12.30 kick-off certainly produced a motley crew to take the field for the Amateurs, apart from Thompson who was suffering from downing the contents of a brewery to celebrate his birthday the night before! Most seemed sluggish at the least and positively dead on their feet at the final whistle.
Quins were quicker getting into their stride than their hosts, with Evans darting over for a try after 10 minutes following a spectacular run and dummy from the prop Newman, with Wooton adding the conversion.
Newman then scored a try of his own after 27 minutes before Fretwell added to the total by making good use of the space on the defensive flank. It meant that Quins led 17-0 at half-time.
The sole addition to the score after the break was an unconverted try from Fairweather, mid-way through the second half. After this the game descended into a scrap as the minutes ticked away, with Thompson being shown a red card.
Down to 14 men, Quins were resilient in defence for the remainder of the match to prevent the opposition from scoring.
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