Vets move like Greece lightning

PUBLISHED: 18:58 21 May 2008 | UPDATED: 15:46 11 May 2010

ROYSTON Vets started their tour of Greece in style with a devastating 42-17 victory over a combined Athens team. Despite playing in extreme heat, and on a pitch with large areas of sand, The Crows were soon into their stride and looking to get points on

ROYSTON Vets started their tour of Greece in style with a devastating 42-17 victory over a combined Athens team.

Despite playing in extreme heat, and on a pitch with large areas of sand, The Crows were soon into their stride and looking to get points on the board.

With a surplus of forwards on tour captain Colin Letch put the strong running second rower Brian Bergen on the wing and No8 Steve Luckman in the centre, and it was not long before their presence was felt as they enjoyed the space to run at the Athen's defence.

Stuart Highland impressed from the start with his strong runs.

And it was from one such foray that led to Charlie Hoile opening the scoring.

The floodgates soon opened with Letch, and fellow back Jason Downes adding two more, with Colin Dacey slotting over the his first of three conversions.

In the second half, the impressive Bergen added three more, following man-of-the-match Highland's intelligent play with the ball.

Steve Crook added another midway through the half, before veteran Paddy Watson completed a 10-minute cameo with another well-taken try.

First team coach Kevin Green also impressed at prop, with Jerry Cottrell and inside centre Jamie Johnson helping The Crows to a deserved first win.

Royston Squad: Howell, Phillips, Cottrell, N Smith snr, Boyce, Crook, Luckman, N Smith jnr, Dacey, Beregn, Westcott, Letch, Johnson, Green, Downes, Watson, Hoile, Highland, Rowe.

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