Olney overpowered by leaders

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Olney hit a bump in the road on Saturday as they were crushed 62-15 by league leaders Northampton Old Scouts.

Olney took an early lead though after Cam Kok crashed through after just three minutes, with Jonny Munday kicking the extras.

But back came Old Scouts, first kicking a penalty before running a try to make it 10-7.

Munday equalised with a penalty for Olney, before the home side ran in three tries to lead 29-10 at half time.

Olney were still in with a shout in the second half, with Lloyd Sweeney cutting in from the wing to score and reduce the arrears to 29-15.

But that’s as good as it got for the visitors. Olney lost wing forward Charlie Belcher replaced by Jonny Carr.

After this the life seemed to be squeezed out of the visitors and though they managed to threaten the home goal line on a couple of occasions, by their forward presence, they were unable to make the final ‘yard’ to get a touchdown.

The home side used their backs to convert the possession they gained, mainly due to some glaring errors and holes in the normally tight defence of the visitors.

Old Scouts ran riot, racking up a further four converted and one unconverted tries as they won 62-15.

Oadby Wyggestonians are next up for Olney.