Derby day drubbing for Olney


Wellingborough were in no mood to ‘love thy neighbour’ as they thumped Olney 34-3 on Saturday.

Despite their early pressure, Wellingborough didn’t put the first points on the board until the 17th minute, using their backs to create an overlap on the left wing, scoring the first try. Skipper Pete Vickers added the extras to build a 7-0 lead.

Three minutes later, Jordan Letts kicked Olney’s only points of the game to pull the score back to 7-3.

A well-judged kick into the corner allowed Wellingborough to score their second try of the afternoon on the half hour, before they delivered a killer to Olney’s chances on the stroke of half time as they added a third to lead 19-3 at the break.

Olney faced the kick off with Ben Hoyles and Rich James replacing Brandon Kerr and skipper John Robinson who had received a knock that blurred his vision.

Wellingborough kicked off and had the visitors penned in their own half, and were gifted a penalty to extend the lead.

Another sloppy penalty gave Wellingborough the ball five metres out, allowing the home side to power over their fourth of the afternoon, with the conversion extending their lead to 29-3.

Fortunes for the visitors were not improving. Ben Hoyles deputising for the sidelined skipper was soon involved in mediating with the referee following an incident that saw Robbie Edwards being sin binned.

After riding a storm, Olney finally won the ball inside their own 22, but another penalty allowed the home side in once more to complete the scoring at 34-3 with 10 minutes remaining.