Vikings too strong for inconsistent Manor
PUBLISHED: 16:00 20 February 2019
London One North: Eton Manor 22 North Walsham 50
Eton Manor were able to pick up a bonus-point at home to North Walsham on Saturday, but it was another frustrating afternoon.
Jamie Connors’ men went into the London One North contest hoping to back up a solid display at Colchester (34-17 loss).
The promotion-chasing outfit were simply too good, however, and ran out 50-22 away winners.
Vikings scored three tries with no reply before Manor did get on the board with the experienced Garth Tucker going over.
At the break it was 28-7, yet the hosts finished the half strongly at the New Wilderness.
It was unfortunately not a sign of things to come as Walsham extended their lead to 40-7 before the home side finished on a high to clinch a bonus-point.
Calvin Bradley, Rhys Davis-Horne and Luigi Martelletti got on the scoresheet for Manor in the second half, but they lost a fourth straight match.
The inconsistent form of the Wanstead-based club has seen them drop to ninth in the table.
Manor have this weekend off and return to competitive action again on March 2 with a trip to relegation-threatened Luton where they will hope to complete the double over the Bedfordshire outfit.
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