Royston continue good Herts/Middlesex One league run

PUBLISHED: 15:58 02 November 2016

Royston RFC in action.

Royston RFC in action.

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Mick Jones’ Royston defeated longstanding rivals Barnet Elizabethans to consolidate their spot in the league’s top four.

The game was crucial for the Crows, who were looking to settle old scores and continue their push for promotion.

There was a tough start to the game but the hard work and dedication shown by the players in training paid off.

Barnet looked threatening throughout the game, however the Royston defence remained solid.

The home side crossed the line once, the try then being converted, but from then it was all Royston.

They consistently scored tries throughout the game with Jacob Boyce picking up a hat-trick with his lightning-quick footwork.

This Saturday they face third-place Old Streetonians at the Heath, a challenge that should make for an exciting game.

Royston 2nds, playing at home, came up against a tough challenge as they battled top-of-the-table Amersham and Chiltern 3rds.

Royston struggled to get focused at the start of the game as Amersham scored two quick tries to give them the lead.

The hosts found their feet and began to make their own attacks, with Will Law, Ryan Hill and Tristan Tegg scoring in the first half.

Amersham continued to score tries, keeping them ahead of the Crows.

The second half saw more tries as both sides made punishing attacks using quick hands to allow the backs to gain ground.

Tom Dummett and Mike Robertson both crossed the line in the second half with the final try being converted by Robertson, however it wasn’t enough losing the encounter 43-27.

The Crows had shown good spirit and had made a number promising attacks but were let down in the final phases of play.

The 2nds face Cuffley 2nds on Saturday where the week’s training will once again be put to the test.

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