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1st XV - Match centre

Harlequin Amateurs
Old Streetonians III
Sat 29 Sep TBC - Middlesex Merit Tables - Division 3 Full time

Harlequins Winning Run Continues

Heroic Return For Club Captain

Firstly, I feel the need to apologise. I forgot to allocate score keeping to anyone on the sideline on Saturday, and have absolutely no idea of the order in which we scored our tries.

What I do know is this -

After overcoming delays at Clapham, Old Streetonians third team were welcomed to Broom Road with clear skies and bright sunshine. As the game got under way, it didn't take long for Quins to establish their dominance with Mark Crow nailing all of his lineout throws and stealing ball at the scrum again and again. With too many stand out performers and moments of brilliance to remember, Quins went into the break with a 35-10 lead. The only try I can remember coming from a great break by Shamim Eceolaza, before off loading to George Jaques who darted for the line, only to selflessly pass in field to Sean Gorman to score (Probably not as close to the posts as was intended by the pass, but I wanted to make sure!).

With coach Paul setting his stall out with his half time team talk, the targets were set for the second half. Quins again came out of the blocks and scored a number of further tries. It should be noted that OS never gave up and came close a number of times in the second period to adding to their score. But a resolute defensive display kept them just the right side of the try line. I have also been instructed to mention the return to fitness of club captain Simon Rowland who made his long awaited return.

The final whistle blew and the game ended at 75-10.

Scores came from Charlie Blower (2), George Jaques (2), Paul Hibbert (2), Adam Wallace (2), Sean Gorman (2) and Alec Smail.

MoM went to Rocco Archidiacono for a bruising display in the front row. DoD went to Kay Frazer who, despite putting in another great performance, couldn't quite bring himself to score when chances presented themselves. It should also be noted that we look forward to enjoying Harry Stark's crate of beer for his yellow card.

Next week back to proper match reports, and the visit of Hackney RFC to Broom Road.

Team selection

Frazer, Kay Frazer, Kay
Hibbert, Paul Hibbert, Paul
Jaques, George Jaques, George
Eceolaza, Shamim Eceolaza, Shamim
Summersett, James Summersett, James
Gorman, Sean Gorman, Sean
Walsh, Seamus Walsh, Seamus
Nugent, Luke Nugent, Luke
Watkins, Joe Watkins, Joe
Love, Dave Love, Dave
Archidiacono, Rocco Archidiacono, Rocco
Crow, Mark Crow, Mark
Stark, Harry Stark, Harry

League round up

Other Division 3 results

Hackney 3rd XV
28
34
Belsize Park IV
Hammersmith & Fulham V
45
5
Thamesians 2nd XV (Spartans)
Hanwell
14
45
London Scottish B's
L
W

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Harlequin Amateurs 4 16
2. Hammersmith & Fulham V 4 16
3. Belsize Park IV 4 12
4. Quintin 4 8
5. Old Streetonians III 4 8
6. Hayes 4 8
7. London Scottish B's 4 4

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