1st XV Report - Sat 24th Feb 2007 v Huntingdon Print E-mail

Wellingborough 27  v  Huntingdon 3

Boro completed a first ever double over Huntingdon and kept up the pressure on the sides above them.  Playing up the slope in the first half Boro took the lead after quick ball through the backs left Dominic Smart with an easy touch down in the corner and from wide out Pete Vickers added an excellent conversion.  Stags replied with a penalty after an infringement from the Boro defence.  Boro were easily defending everything Stags could throw at them and increased their lead midway through the half following a decisive break from Andy Holloway.  Breaking from a scrum, Holloway gained 40 metres before giving a try scoring pass to the supporting Chris Mears who duly went over for an unconverted try.  The crowd were becoming more and more bemused by some of the referees decisions as he continually penalised Boro for the remainder of the half but Boro held on to turn round in front.

An early drop goal from Vickers in the second half settled Boro down but play became bogged down in the middle of the field.  The referee, who was being fast tracked, soon had three prop forwards in the sin bin and his non stop whistling never allowed the game to flow at all.  Boro ran away with the game in the last quarter with Chris Mears completing his hat trick.  Both tries came after Karl McAndrew, playing in the centre, had opened up the Stags defence with some excellent and well balanced running.  Vickers converted one try and Boro finished with the two points.

Higgins Man of Match: George Shipman (jnr)

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