Super six for Verulamians as Barnet are bested

PUBLISHED: 17:09 16 March 2016

Verulamians made it six successive wins against Barnet. Picture: KEVIN LINES

Verulamians made it six successive wins against Barnet. Picture: KEVIN LINES

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Verulamians kept pace with the league's top sides with a sixth successive win.

The 38-15 success at Barnet Elizabethans moved Vees to within four points of London Welsh Amateurs in third and nine of the promotion spots in Herts Middlesex One.

They racked up five tries on their way, Sam Allen getting two of them and Tim Rangihuna, Ben Russell and Cameron Craig the others.

Russell also added all five conversions as well as a penalty.

Despite the sunshine the pitch was waterlogged in parts making foot placement and passing treacherous at times.

But the Verulamians’ forwards were in fine form, swooping on any loose ball and rucking remorselessly.

James Hayes at wing forward and hooker Harry Mack ensured that tight play and sharp tackling snuffed out Barnet’s attacks.

The second half saw more of the same with the interplay between backs and forwards threatening to bring even more rewards.

The Vees management will be looking for more of the same when they travel to London French on Saturday.

The seconds strengthened their position at the top of their Herts Merit table with a 14-7 win at Cuffley.

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