Verulamians sting Wasps to keep undefeated record going

PUBLISHED: 11:13 22 November 2016 | UPDATED: 13:34 22 November 2016

Verulamians stayed top of Herts Middlesex One with a 55-9 win over Wasps. Picture: MARK LONG

Verulamians stayed top of Herts Middlesex One with a 55-9 win over Wasps. Picture: MARK LONG

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Verulamians made it nine wins in a row with a 55-9 demolition of Wasps to cement their position at the top of Herts Middlesex One.

Despite a weekend off last Saturday, Vees showed no signs of rustiness, running in nine tries in total.

Five of them came in the first half as Joe Seymour and Bradley Bruce grabbed two each and Eion Aherne one.

Bruce completed his hat-trick in the second period, Aherne added a second and Tom Maile and Ross Graham completed the scoring.

George Harding added conversions to five of them.

This was Vees at their entertaining best.

Once again the sharp-edged incisiveness of their talented back division was backed up by the pack’s hunger to secure loose ball.

It provided the plentiful travelling support with exciting open play and rugged mauling.

The try of the day came with around 15 minutes to go, with some in attendance saying it was reminiscent of the great Gareth Edwards try for the Barbarians against New Zealand.

Gareth Walters secured the ball close to Vees’ try-line and set-off on a weaving run up the field before finding Aherne who out-paced the cover defence to score in the corner.

Graham’s try caused a serious injury to one of the Wasps’ players bringing a slightly premature end to the game.

But Verulamians will still go into Saturday’s contest with London Welsh Druids at Cotlandswick with plenty of confidence.

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