Local rugby round-up

Tadley RFC begin 2014 with a win

Tadley RFC begin 2014 with a win

First published in Sport Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Sports Reporter

TADLEY RFC remain on course for promotion from the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Premier after beating Farnham Royal 20-5 in their opening match of 2014.

The first half was a scrappy affair, Craig Raymond’s penalty putting Tadley 3-0 up at the change of ends.

Tadley improved in the second half and extended their lead when prop Duncan Ewart went over from a driving maul, while replacement Jack Allen then crossed the line for a converted score to make it 13-0.

No 8 Luke Titley got the visitors’ final try from the back of a turned-over scrum, with Raymond again adding the extras, but Tadley were unable to get the fourth try for a bonus point and conceded a late try.

However, they remain 10 points clear at the top of the table ahead of a home game against sixth-placed Chipping Norton on Saturday.

Neither Aldermaston nor Kingsclere were in Berks, Bucks and Oxon Championship action last weekend. Kingsclere were without a game, while Aldermaston’s trip to Berkshire Shire Hall was postponed, with the teams agreeing to try again this week. Bottom side Kingsclere host fifth-placed Harwell.

Chineham sit fourth in the Hampshire Two table after thrashing bottom side Alresford 45-0.

Jonty Moody was the star of the show with a hat-trick, while Chris Ford touched down twice and Monty Slaney and Chris Dickens also crossed the line.

Chineham face a far tougher fixture on Saturday, when they host league leaders Petersfield.

Overton were unable to turn a half-time lead into a much-needed victory at home to high-flying Solent University in Hampshire One on Saturday.

Tom Barrington scored a try, kicked the conversion and later slotted a penalty to put the hosts 10-3 up at half-time, but Solent hit back with three quick tries to lead 20-10 against the bottom side.

A late try for prop Hywell Evans earned the hosts a losing bonus point as they went down 20-15.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree