MK and Bletchley pick up wins


Milton Keynes battled difficult conditions but managed to see off Stow on the Wold to stay on top of the Southern Counties North division.

Stow were the first to breach the defences as they went 5-0 up after an unconverted try.

It took City 20 minutes to mount a decent attack, and when they did Dan Rolfe scored the level things up.

Conditions made for difficult rugby, and both sides struggled to make any headway before half time.

But the visitors managed to get used to the torrid weather, and after Phil Powell’s quick break, he popped the ball to Rob Lasbrey who had followed the break and deserved the reward of a try.

The City forwards continued an impressive period of rucking and malling with Stow unable to compete. The away team worked their way towards the Stow try line with Ollie Fountain having the final possession and diving over to make the score 5-17.

Stow weren’t prepared to lie down and with just minutes to go they were able to score, what turned out to be a consolation try.

Stow were eager to restart the game being just seven points behind with minutes to go. In their eagerness to score a further try a pass went astray and left winger Dan Pearson gratefully collected a stray pass to seal the MK victory.

Bletchley kept up the pressure on the leaders with a 35-5 win over High Wycombe.

Bletchley dominated the game from start to finish and managed to score five converted tries to Wycombe’s one.

Dean White, Adam Dempsey, Phil Harman, Will Garrett and Bret Staniford all crossed the line for Bletchley, with Harman converting all five.