Slow start leaves City chasing


Milton Keynes were caught cold by Wallingford from the very off as they slumped to a 45-12 defeat on Saturday.

Within four minutes, the home side were already 12-0 down after poor tackling allowed Wallingford to cross the line twice in quick succession.

Another Wallingford score on the counter left them staring at yet another defeat as they fell 17-0 down.

But back came City, and Mike Fitz skipped through to put the home side on the board at 17-7.

However, MK’s comeback was short lived with poor tackling and lack of structure in defence helping Wallingford score a further try to take the score to 24–7.

Dave Matthews was able to sneak through a gap in the defence to score to give MK a lifeline at 24–14 at half time.

However, as the match progressed, Wallingford were able to exploit their speed in the back line and superior fitness and managed to run in a further three converted tries for a final score of 45–14.