Theaker scores hat-trick as Hendon down Saracens Amateurs

Hendon in action earlier in the Herts/Middlesex One season (pic: Nick Cook)

Hendon in action earlier in the Herts/Middlesex One season (pic: Nick Cook) - Credit: Archant

Herts/Middlesex One: Hendon 46 Saracens Amateurs 10

Will Theaker scored a hat-trick of tries as Hendon began 2019 with a 46-10 success at home to Saracens Amateurs in Herts/Middlesex One.

The first opportunity came after 10 minutess when Cosy Mutuma passed for scrum-half Billy Burrell to touch down, but the try was disallowed for a double movement.

Five minutes later, Paul Julian carried the ball from the Saracens’ 10-metre line to the 22, with fullback Dan Watterson supporting to score in the corner for a 5-0 lead.

Mid way through the half, Hendon were reduced to 14 due to an illegal tackle and could not penetrate the Saracens defence.

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In the closing minutes of the first half, Hendon defended their own line, but conceded a penalty which Saracens converted to close the score to 5-3.

Early in the second half, Hendon extended their lead when Will Theaker latched on to a kick from defence, before running in from 50 metres to score a converted try.

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Julian then crashed through the Saracens defence for his second of the match, while another Theaker effort saw Hendon secure a bonus point and move 24-3 ahead.

Saracens were offered hope with a try of their own soon after, but that only served to spur Hendon on further.

Theaker completed his hat-trick, while Adam Johnson crossed twice and Donal O’Sullivan also dotted down to complete a resounding win for Hendon.

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