Rugby round-up: Bletchley blown away


Bletchley 22

High Wycombe 59

AFTER winning their previous two outings at Manor Fields, Blechley’s fragile home form was taken advantage of by a high-flying Wycombe side in their South West One East league game on Saturday.

Without five regular players Bletchley got off to the worst possible start as the visitors broke for a converted try just a couple of minutes into the game. But the hosts hit back almost immediately through flanker Ty Stockill, although Phil Harman failed to convert.

Wycombe were back on the score board moments later though when an attempted clearance kick resulted in a second converted try, before flyhalf Harman rediscovered his range to make it 14-8.

Any hopes Bletchley had of a second half fightback were blown away before the break as Wycombe ran in two more tries and a conversion to lead 26-8 at the mid-way point.

Things got worse after the interval as the visitors ran in another two converted tries, and the game became a little heated after that - the referee forced to break up a number of incidents that saw players on both sides throw punches.

John Kirwan restored some pride with try and conversion by Harman, and Wycombe hit back with a further three tries and two conversions to make the score 59-15.

However, Bletchley were to have the final say and a clever Kevin Turnbull chip pass over the Wycombe defence set up Adam Griffiths to run home a consolation, again converted by Harman.

Amersham & Chiltern 41

Olney 14

OLNEY’S inconsistency in the South West One East league was in evidence again as they fell to a heavy defeat away to second placed Amersham.

After James Hawken kicked an early penalty, the hosts hit back to take the lead through a penalty and converted try, before Hawken made it 15-6 with another three points.

The game turned well and truly in Amersham’s favour in the moments before half time as they added two tries - one of which was converted - and another Hawken penalty was all Olney could muster as the hosts led 27-9 at half way.

Amersham extended their lead after half time, but Olney got some reward when Mark Marwood scored a try under the posts.

Milton Keynes 55

Broadmoor Staff 5

TRIES from Dan Pearson, Nick

Allen and Rob Conway got the hosts off to a flying start, with two Phil Powell conversions.

Further tries from Powell, Pearson, Scott Aspinall and Dave Matthews rounded off a great day for City.