City coast past Tadley to continue Vase campaign

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Milton Keynes cruised into the next round of the RFU Intermediate Vase with a 24-5 win over Tadley at Emerson Valley.

Both teams started well and tested each others defence with decent attacks, but it was MK with the first points. Following a Tadley infringement at a City kick ahead Brian Purcell slotted a kick from the Tadley 10m line to take the lead 3-0, one they held until half time.

The second half saw MK with the slight advantage of the slope and the pressure began to mount on Tadley.

City played a series of phases of good rugby which resulted in the ball going wide to outside centre Andrew Poole, who cut back, wrong footing the defence to score under the posts. Purcell converted to make it 10-0.

MK scored again from a great period of possession from the forwards who kept the ball tight and eventually got behind the Tadley defence who could not keep hooker Carl Cappellano out. Purcell converted for 17-0.

Following a Tadley line out in the MK 22, City elected not to contest the ensuing maul and after some confusing direction from the referee, Tadley crossed the line for an unconverted try.

The final points came from another good series of play as Poole scored, and Aspinall converted for a 24-5 win.