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Thursday, September 27, 2012
London One North: Chingford 13 Eton Manor 36
Dan Johnson scored two tries as Eton Manor cruised to victory over Chingford on Saturday to extend their unbeaten start to the London One North division.
Manor dominated from the off and were ahead inside inside three minutes.
Nick Horton played quick ball from a scrum, before drawing his man and passing out to Reece Reed, who then beat his opposite number to score under the posts, with Ben Thomas adding the extras for a 7-0 lead.
The frenetic start continued as Chingford slotted over a sixth-minute penalty after Manor were penalised at the scrum.
But from a line-out Manor quickly regained the upperhand when they secured the ball through Ian Edwards and an unstoppable driving maul saw Tryson Goodchild cross the whitewash.
That moved them 12-3 ahead with just 11 minutes played, but back came Chingford again with another penalty.
Manor ended the half on top though as from another five metre scrum, Garth Tucker picked up the ball from the base and powered over the line.
Johnson found himself in the sin bin as the half drew to a close after persistent team offences.
But upon his return to the field Johnson added the next score after a free flowing attack started by Thomas was recycled and the openside flanker drove over the line to move them 22-6 in front.
Chingford refused to lie down and scored their first try of the game from their number eight to claw themselves back into the match with the score at 22-13.
The visitors were quickly on the attack again with Callum McKie and Max Murray producing a double hit on a Chingford player to see the ball fall loose.
And Murray reacted quickest to scoop the ball up and sprint under the posts from 30m out, with Thomas adding the extras for a 29-13 lead with five minutes left.
But there was still time for another score as Tucker again drove off the back of a scrum to feed McKie, who found the supporting Johnson to secure his second and Manor’s sixth try for a 36-13 win.
This weekend Eton Manor entertain Beaconsfield.