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Friday, October 5, 2012
London One North: Eton Manor 55 Beaconsfield 3
Eton Manor kept up their unbeaten start to the London One North season with this emphatic win over lowly Beaconsfield on Saturday.
Manor dominated from the off, but initially couldn’t find a way through the stubborn Beaconsfield defence, and windy conditions saw Ben Thomas’ penalty attempt fall just wide of the posts.
But the hosts finally edged in front when a five-metre line-out was caught cleanly by John Robinson and an unstoppable driving maul forced its way over the line with David Hanna credited with the first score.
Beaconsfield reduced the deficit to 5-3 after the hosts conceded a penalty, but that proved to be their points scoring done for the day.
The visitors knocked on with the try-line gaping before Manor launched an attack and scored when Nick Horton passed the ball out to Robinson to score, with Callum McKie adding the extras for a 12-3 lead.
That was soon extended when skipper Tryson Goodchild crossed the whitewash after Dave Dennis had been held up five metres short of the line for a 17-3 half-time advantage.
And the visitors weren’t prepared for the barrage they came under in the second half as the hosts scored six unanswered tries.
Goodchild fed Ian Edwards on the wing and he just had the speed to touchdown over the line, before being knocked out of play to move 22-3 ahead.
The skipper was leading by example as he managed to secure a turnover and then found Huw Levis to run in unopposed from 20 metres out to score, with the touchline conversion successful from Max Murray.
Alfie Hutcherson and Goodchild then interchanged passes, with the latter laying on Jones who outpaced the covering defence to score a superb try in the corner to increase their lead to 34-3.
There was no respite for the visitors as Manor mounted another attack and Levis scored a fine individual try.
From the edge of the Manor 22, he chipped and chased on two occasions with success and went on to score a wonderful effort, with Murray adding the extras from out wide.
Murray then broke the line from the restart, before feeding Jones, who in turn found Thomas who crossed the line taking two defenders with him.
And the hosts reached the half century when Eghan took a tackle, but offloaded to Murray for a well deserved try and subsequent conversion to complete the 55-3 routine victory.
This weekend Manor face a tough trip to Luton, who are currently seventh in the league with two wins and two losses from four games.