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Manor have ‘plenty to improve on’ despite Fullerians victory

PUBLISHED: 15:00 19 September 2018

Ollie Waugh goes over for an Eton Manor try against Fullerians (pic: Martin Pearl).

Ollie Waugh goes over for an Eton Manor try against Fullerians (pic: Martin Pearl).

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The New Wilderness club claimed a second win of the 2018/19 campaign last weekend

Rob Falls prepares to score a try for Eton Manor against Fullerians (pic: Martin Pearl).Rob Falls prepares to score a try for Eton Manor against Fullerians (pic: Martin Pearl).

Jamie Connors was slightly disappointed with Eton Manor’s display during their 45-17 win over Fullerians in the London One North on Saturday.

After scoring four tries during the first 40, the Wanstead-based club added another three after the break.

It secured them a second win of the campaign, but a late yellow card to Rob Falls and a red to debutant Carly Buisson increased Manor’s frustration come full time.

Connors said: “It was nice to score some tries, but overall we were probably slightly disappointed with our performance.

“Although in patches we played well, we gave away quite a few penalties and had a yellow and red card, which wasn’t great.

“There is plenty to improve on. I didn’t think Fullerians were that great and if we are hard on ourselves, we probably should have put 60 points on them as a minimum.”

Michael Eghan got the scoring underway and Ollie Waugh, George Harman and Ivan Tustanowskyj went over before half time to make it 24-5 at the break.

Nick Sheppard had left the field with a broken foot at this point, and Cameron Dutch took over the kicking duties.

Manor continued their dominance after the restart with Aaron Lowe, Nick Horton and Falls getting in on the act.

Dutch kicked the extras each time, but some late ill-discipline left Connors unhappy with the hosts’ final penalty count.

He added: “In our first game (Southend Saxons) we gave away quite a lot of penalties and then in the second (H.A.C) we were really good – we hardly gave away any – and then this third game we deteriorated a little bit in the last 10 minutes.

“We had only conceded around 10 penalties in the first 70 minutes and then we gave away about seven or eight in the last part of the game, so that let us down.

“It is certainly something we need to get rid of because if we give away that many penalties against the teams at the top of the table, like Colchester and Rochford Hundred, then we are not going to win those games, so we need to address it pretty quickly.”

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