Olney cruise to victory against Stewart & Lloyds

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Olney made light work of lowly Stewart & Lloyds on Saturday to remain sixth in Midlands 2 East South.

It was a slow start as both sides felt each other out, but Olney eventually kicked their way into a 3-0 advantage courtesy of James Hawken.

Scoring encouraged the visitors to lift their game a notch and receiving from the restart they ran the ball back into S&L’s half. Cameron Kok put in a good charge and the visitors were in the home 22. Olney ran the ball and Jack Sutton went over for a try, Converted by Hawken to increase the visitors’ lead to 10 points seven minutes before the interval.

It was a lead they held until half time, thanks to some strong defence in the dying minutes as the home side tried in vain to get on the scoreboard.

But after the scare late in the first half, it took just two minutes for Olney to score their third try of the afternoon. Olney won the ball and put it through the hands. Jake Chalmers had just enough room to squeeze in at the right hand corner and touchdown. Hawken , with an excellent kick from the touchline, converted extending the lead to 17-0.

And 11 minutes later, they put a bow on the performance by forcing a penalty try. Hawken kept up his 100 per cent record by kicking the conversion, to open the gap to 24-0.

Olney defended well late in the day as substitutions disrupted play, but they held on to claim victory.