Royston far from pretty but secure another win

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Royston Rugby Club - Credit: Archant

ROYSTON went through the motions in a tired display against a young Saracens Amateurs side but still managed to claim a 28-10 victory.

The north Herts outfit started brightly taking the lead early in game, a good scrum provided the backs with good ball for Tristan Tegg to smash through the opposition defence before fizzing a pass out wide to Michael Schurch to score.

The conversion was successful from Schurch.

Royston added to this straight from the restart, the forward taking the phases and committing the Saracens players for space to be found out wide for Schurch after a beautiful draw and pass from Jonathan Whittingham. The conversion was successful.

Royston had the opposition camped in their half for the majority of the first period, which took its toll on Saracens when Ben Ritsema dummied his opposite man to create a small gap in which to dart through and score. The conversion was successful.

Royston then let their guard down, a string of penalties led to Saracens scoring from a penalty five metres out. The conversion was not successful.

There was just enough time in the half for Billy Richardson to score a try by powering though the defence.

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Schurch’s conversion was successful.

Royston took their foot off the gas in the second half which allowed Saracens most of the possession and Royston were unable to get regain control.

However, a solid defence saw the side hold on for victory.

After the game manager Nick Alford said: “It was a difficult game today, but the lads stuck at it.”

Royston are already looking forward to starting next season in a higher league after securing promotion from Herts/Middlesex 2 a few weeks ago.

They will be desperate, however, to sew up the league title, with Kilburn Cosmos in hot pursuit in second place.