Olney up to third after Dunstablians win

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Olney made light work of Dunstablians at the Recreation Ground on Saturday, with a comfortable 40-12 win to move them into third in Midland 2 East South.

It took Olney barely a minute to go 7-0 up, with returning Stuart Livesey scoring under the posts, and Jonny Munday kicking the extras.

The visitors got themselves on the scoresheet seven minutes later with an unconverted try, but Ollie Caplin added Olney’s second on 13 minutes to open the gap to 14-5.

Dunstablians were dealt a killer blow midway through the first half though when they were reduced to 14 men after a red card.

Despite resolute defending by the visitors Olney maintained the pressure and from a lineout won good ball and fed the backs. Good handling and backing up the ball carrier rewarded Will Edwards with a try from the blindside wing, Munday added the extras to advance the home lead to 21-5 at the break.

The away side defended vehemently and held out Olney for 20 minutes of the second half, though they rode their luck when Olney had a try disallowed.

Livesey added his second of the afternoon though to make it 28-5, and that opened the floodgates.

Five minutes later, Will Edwards used his pace to break from halfway to touch down to open up the gap to 33-5.

A minute later though, Dunstablians scored again courtesy of an superb individual effort which was then converted.

Munday, who had been in great form with the boot all afternoon, then crossed over for a try of his own, which he converted, to complete the 40-12 win.