MEN’S RUGBY: Towcestrians secure title success in style

Action from Old Northamptonians' emphatic win over Newport (Pictures: Dave Ikin)
Action from Old Northamptonians' emphatic win over Newport (Pictures: Dave Ikin)
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Towcestrians produced a dazzling display to claim automatic promotion back to the national leagues.

The men from Greens Norton ran in 11 tries at High Wycombe to secure a 71-0 success and the South West 1 East title.

Craig Holton, who was to lead Tows to glory in the Lewis Shield final at Franklin’s Gardens on Tuesday night, got the scoring started before centre Wes McGimpsey grabbed a double and Matt Yuill secured the bonus point.

The second half continued with more of the same and a break from scrum-half Dave Stocks put Scott Browne in.

Pepe Nanci and Stocks added further scores, before Sam Sturley, Ben Roe and Jordan Brew all dotted down.

Yuill registered his second, with James Falvey landing four conversions.

All eyes then turned to the RFU website as the scores came in and when Salisbury failed to score a bonus point in their win over Witney, Tows knew the title was theirs.

Tows’ last home game of the season is against Swanage & Wareham on Saturday.

Tows IIIs continued their winning run with victory over BBOB. The Colts went down 43-7 to Syston.

Old Northamptonians 51 Newport (Salop) 14

TIM CARDALL scored a hat-trick as Old Northamptonians claimed an outstanding win against Newport.

Chris McKee and Kieran O’Connor got the ball rolling with early tries at Billing Road. Matt Love also registered before the break and ONs hammered home their advantage after the interval.

Jake Spencer scored before Cardall grabbed his three tries, O’Connor scored his second and Rory Seymour also registered.

Huntingdon 21 Scouts 40

Scouts rounded off their Midlands 1 East season in style with a six-try salvo at Huntingdon.

Richard Bussey scored Scouts’ first before Dan Warren and Liam Hancock also dotted down.

Scouts drew further away in the second half as first Emilio Giron-Walsh and then Warren went over. Adam Frost again added the extras to both.

And Scouts had the last word as Dean Lake scored.

Scouts IIs travelled to Huntingdon and lost 28-24.

Olney 15 Lutterworth 63

Olney were unable to finish with a flourish as they were beaten by a strong Lutterworth side. Jake Deighton and Keegan Anderson got the tries for Olney, who also saw James Hawken kick a penalty and a conversion.