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London One North: Nick Horton delighted to see Eton Manor record another big victory

PUBLISHED: 16:00 21 March 2018

Nick Horton goes over for an Eton Manor try (pic: Martin Pearl).

Nick Horton goes over for an Eton Manor try (pic: Martin Pearl).

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The New Wilderness club secured a bonus point success over Old Haberdashers on Saturday in snowy conditions

Nick Horton praised the professionalism of Eton Manor’s players after Saturday’s big win over Old Haberdashers in the London One North.

The cold temperatures and snow saw some local games called off last weekend, but the pitch at the New Wilderness was given the all clear.

It meant despite conditions not being the best, both sets of players had to get their boots on and Manor’s captain hailed the efforts of his team-mates after they secured an impressive 62-24 win over ‘Old Habs’

Horton said: “I think when we woke up and saw the weather, a lot of people maybe thought it might not be on, but we were really keen to play.

“We got the call early that the game would definitely be on and as soon as everyone was at the club it was business as usual and we were looking forward to getting stuck into it.”

Manor made light work of Old Haberdashers, although Horton conceded it probably wasn’t the visitors’ strongest team.

The Borehamwood-based club have enjoyed a good campaign to date and had won nine of their 21 fixtures prior to visiting the New Wilderness.

Jamie Connors’ men proved too strong in the end though, with Michael Eghan and Michael Byrne both grabbing a double each.

Horton and John Robinson also crossed over as Manor recorded their best points total of the campaign.

What made it all the more impressive was the fact they had previously achieved that feat the Saturday before with a 53-15 success at Letchworth Garden City.

“It’s the second week in a row we have scored our most points of the season,” said captain Horton.

“Letchworth was our highest and then to beat that the very next week was good. We played pretty well, I don’t it was necessarily ‘Old Habs’ best team, but they are only a couple of places below us, so to put over 60 points on them was pleasing.

“They have been close to us all season and we only beat them by a small margin in November, so when you consider that and the conditions, it was a good performance on Saturday.”


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