After a strong performance away at Uxbridge last week Thamesians were looking to build on that good form and send a clear message to the rest of the league against Haringley this week.
The game started with T's controlling much of the territory, Haringley happy to keep clearing there lines with kicks. Eventually after some strong returns from the back 3, Keagan did what he does best and after catching the ball on the full sliced through the Haringley defence and popped the ball off to the supporting Jason to go in under the post. Not even Kieran could miss this and it was 7 - 0. It wasn't long before T's were on the score sheet again, this time some solid work from the pack to force the turnover and quick hands got the ball to Zac who beat his man then took the winger on the outside and calmly passed it round the fullback to Kieran, who didn't quite have the pace to get under the sticks but still got over the line for the try. These second rows have some pace nowadays. Kieran again slotting the conversion. 14 - 0
T's were starting to sense blood and really turned on the pressure with 3 more tries being scored before half time. First some good link up play in midfield by Kieran and Zac meant Zac was one on one with the fullback. Despite being tackled he was able to get the offload off the floor to the on rushing Keagan to go in under the post. T's forwards were starting to control the break down and a solid scrum allowed Arlind to make the break. Some great support by T's and the ball was shipped out to Mike, with the big man dotting down in the corner. Kieran converting from the sideline. Yes you read that right! Haringley finished the half with a bit of a flurry which resulted in with a scrum in T's 22. Determined to defend the line T's blitzed up in defence, with Mike leading the line his opposite number to polite put it s*** himself knocking the ball on. Keagan reacted quickest and no one was going to catch him, despite Arlind best efforts, he dotted down under the post for his second of the day. Conversion nailed and T's went into the brake 35 - 0 ahead.
Simple words from billy at half time to keep it going and let the scoreboard take care of its self. In the second half T's started to dominate the game, some solid goal line defence and a turnover saw T's counter to the opposition 22. Some quick ball and some good lines run by the centres saw the gap open up for Kieran to go in under the post for his second. Relentless pressure from T's saw them camped in opposition territory and after two disallowed tries for a questionable forward pass from Rory and Darce knocking over the line the 2 Irish boys put things right. First off Rory with a sublime basketball pass to put Callum on the score sheet (who was too lazy to go under the post), then Tommy finishing off some good hands in the corner.
A bit of a sloppy patch saw possession change hands a bit over the next 5 minutes eventually resulting in a T's scrum 10 out from the Haringley line. A strong carry from big Mike up the middle meant he was able to get the offload away to the supporting Keagan to go in for his second hat-trick alredy this season. The final try came moments later, a big carry from Graham with an offload to Jason who was just brought down by the fullback, offload to Rory who didn't quite have the legs to make the line got his second assist of the day gifting Kieran with his hat-trick try. Conversion slotted by Nigel Johnson and moments later much to the delight of the Haringley boys the ref blew for full time. A job well done and a big statement sent to the rest of the league.
As always a big thank you to everyone who came down to cheer us on, your support is greatly appreciated.
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