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Borehamwood 10 Royston 45 RUGBY: Royston kept their Herts & Middlesex League Division Three North title hopes alive with a comfortable win at Borehamwood on Saturday. The visitors opened strongly, and Rob Turner and Dan Fox sucked in the home centres to p
Borehamwood 10 Royston 45
RUGBY: Royston kept their Herts & Middlesex League Division Three North title hopes alive with a comfortable win at Borehamwood on Saturday.
The visitors opened strongly, and Rob Turner and Dan Fox sucked in the home centres to put Steve Clay over for his first try of the season.
With Rob Turner growing in confidence, and centre Dan Fox knocking back his opposite number, the gaps were starting to appear.
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Siret was providing good ball from the base of the scrum, and it was not long before Fox went crashing over, and another try from Chris Ball saw Royston go into half-time full of confidence.
With an eye on the scoreline as much as the win, Royston went out to turn the screw on the hosts.
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Patmore was making some storming runs into the Borehamwood half, and before long Ryall went over for his first try for Royston.
An injury to fullback Newson saw him replaced by Ball at fullback, and Royston also gave a league debut to young Sam Morris on the wing.
From the off Morris, playing out of position, displayed some good handling to set up a try for Scott Easy.
With the game going in Royston's favour, Shackleton, starting on the bench, was itching to get on.
He replaced Fidler to go into the front row with Green moving to second row.
With the game becoming out of reach for Borehamwood they looked to use there big forwards for one last go at Royston.
To sum up the determination of Royston's players Borehamwood were awarded a penalty, and with a quick tap they looked to release there biggest player.
But Shakleton, with only two minutes on the field, fronted up and put in the tackle of the game. From then on Borehamwood knew they were a beaten side.
Royston scored another try making a total of seven and Siret kicked his fifth conversion of the afternoon to wrap things up.