Dynamic Verulamians hit the Street

Tom Maile was on-form as Verulamians beat Old Streetonians. Picture: DANNY LOO

Tom Maile was on-form as Verulamians beat Old Streetonians. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Archant

Verulamians put together a fine team performance to run out 27-12 winners over Old Streetonians in Herts Middlesex Division One.

The performance owed a lot to the work of the forwards who secured enough ball to allow their backs, led by the dynamic fly-half Tom Maile, to dictate territory.

Maile and Casey Lynch, together with the hard-tackling back-row of Sam Richmond, Mike Ainsworth and Darren Westhead, didn’t give the Hackney-based rugby club a moment’s peace throughout the 80 minutes.

Gareth Waters’ successful penalty started the scoring and a Westhead score sent Vees into a 10-0 half-time lead.

A cleverly-placed grubber kick enabled Streetonians to pull it back to 10–5 but the score only spurred Vees on.

A break by Maile sent Ben Russell storming through to convert his own try and make it 17 –5 before Waters kicked another penalty.

Maile glided through to score a try his play had deserved to complete the home side’s scoring.

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