Manor secure bonus point win against local rivals

17:00 09 February 2015

Eton Manor's Reece Reed attacks against Chingford (pic: Martin Pearl)

Eton Manor's Reece Reed attacks against Chingford (pic: Martin Pearl)


London One North: Eton Manor 24 Chingford 8

Eton Manor's home 'The New Wilderness'Eton Manor's home 'The New Wilderness'

Eton Manor scored three second half tries to come from behind to beat rivals Chingford at the New Wilderness on Saturday in the London One North.

The win for Jamie Connors team kept up the pressure on league leaders Colchester, but they didn’t secure their bonus-point success until late on.

Eton Manor's Chris Jones attacks against Chingford (pic: Martin Pearl)Eton Manor's Chris Jones attacks against Chingford (pic: Martin Pearl)

In the end Nick Cooper-Hicks, Reece Reed, Michael Eghan and Garth Tucker crossed over to secure an impressive victory for the hosts.

The visitors started strongly and went ahead after only three minutes of action after forcing the home side into a succession of errors.

Manor were missing key personnel throughout injury and unavailability and it soon got worst when Jack Knowles had to leave the field with a suspected dislocated elbow.

Connors team were growing in confidence though and enjoy most of the possession and territory, but were struggling to break Chingford down.

However they did finally get on the scoreboard with eight minutes remaining in the half following a pushover try.

After the referee awarded Manor a penalty in front of the posts, they turned down the easy kick and opted for a scrum. That allowed Cooper-Hicks to score and the conversion was successful to give the hosts a 7-5 lead.

But a silly penalty allowed Chingford to kick an easy three points and give them an underserved lead at the interval.

It didn’t take Connors side long to be camped inside the oppositions half and Reed put them ahead with a trademark try after breaking down the blindside.

The conversion went wide, but Manor lead 12-8 with plenty of time to get two more tries which would earn them a crucial bonus point win.

Chingford forced the hosts to defend for a significant amount of time after that score before the New Wilderness outfit responded with the forwards dominating.

And with 10 minutes left Connors team scored their third try through Eghan to almost certainly put the game to bed.

It was Manor’s scrum that was the dominant force, driving Chingford backwards, before Reed went on the blindside and fed Eghan to stroll over.

The conversion was missed so it was 17-8 going into the final exchanges of the game, but the away side again looked to get back into the game.

Harry Tustanowsky prevented a Chingford score with a copy book tackle and earned his side a scrum, which enabled them to move further up the pitch following more good work by Reed.

A lineout just outside the away 22 enabled Reed to get on the ball, he spun out wide to Chris Jones who drew his man before finding Tucker.

He sliced through the middle of the Chingford defensive and wrong footed the last defender for a well executed try that gave Manor the bonus point win.

It was a comfortable victory for the New Wilderness outfit with the forwards dominating and helping earn a 18th win of the campaign.

Related articles


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Ilford Sports News

West Ham United's Edimilson Fernandes celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game

The Hammers made the London Stadium rock with a deserved victory to give Chelsea the Blues

Ilford manager Allan Fenn (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Foxes boss frustrated with hosts second goal and full of praise for Wale Odedoyin despite penalty miss

Leyton Orient manager Alberto Cavasin looks on from the touchline (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Switch from man marking to zonal failed to stop Hartlepool United scoring from a corner on Saturday

Barkingside manager Gursel Gulfer (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Side manager increasingly frustrated with up-and-down results

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport


Show Job Lists


£3,000 goes a long way at Boots

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now