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Rugby Union: Brave display not enough as UCS Old Boys suffer defeat at home to Saracens Amateurs in Herts/Middlesex One

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 November 2017

The new rugby union season is now well underway (pix: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

The new rugby union season is now well underway (pix: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Herts/Middlesex One: UCS Old Boys 31 Saracens Amateurs 45

UCS Old Boys slipped to a 45-31 defeat at home to Saracens Amateurs, despite a spirited display in their Herts/Middlesex One clash.

Ten minutes after kick-off, the mighty Will Jones finished a superbly-handled loose attack mainly by the pack, with Charlie Esdon converting.

Though Sarries soon cut the gap with a penalty, another try followed for UCSOB, again initiated by the running of Jones.

The number eight linked with flanker Chris Oulton and Esdon, who crossed the line for the a try in the corner, though he missed the conversion.

What followed next was another Sarries score as they ran in an almost unopposed corner try from their wing on the end of a three-quarter line move, which was later converted to cut UCSOB’s lead to 12-10.

The hosts’ response was swift, substantive and penetrating and a cross-field sprinting carry from Jones took him through much of the Saracens’ pack and well into the opposition 22.

Jones then passed the ball to Esdon, who crossed for his second try of the afternoon, before landing a touch conversion from the touchline.

However, two unconverted tries for Sarries saw UCSOB head into half time trailing 20-19.

Sarries kicked a long penalty at the start of the second half, before Jack Boulden finished off a proper forwards’ try for the hosts to put them back in front.

The game continued to ebb and flow, with the visitors then crossing themselves to retake the advantage.

However, the lead changed hands again when another penetrating run from Jones took him over the line, with Esdon converting.

Sadly, that proved to be the final score for UCSOB as Sarries ran in a further three tries to come from behind and claim the win.

It was a disappointing result for UCSOB having led for so long, and they will look for better when they visit Watford on Saturday.

Away from the pitch, there was good news for the club with Dave Bromley continuing his recovery from a cardiac arrest and moves into a new rehab centre this week, with visitors welcome.

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