Wakeford leads by example

Midlands 6 East (South) Thorney 17 St Neots 57 A CONVINCING performance saw St Neots crush bottom-of-the-table rivals Thorney. Saints began the match with the wind behind them and tore into the home side with pace and aggression. Thorney showed remarkable

Midlands 6 East (South)

Thorney 17

St Neots 57

A CONVINCING performance saw St Neots crush bottom-of-the-table rivals Thorney.


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Saints began the match with the wind behind them and tore into the home side with pace and aggression.

Thorney showed remarkable resilience in the face of the onslaught and produced some spells of pressure of their own.

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However, this was short-lived and Saints soon got on the score sheet with veteran flanker Phil Fernie, celebrating his 35th birthday, helping to set up Chris Allen for a score.

The forwards continued to dominate and the scores started to come thick and fast, with some spectacular running and mauling that had Thorney on the hop.

The home side rallied briefly after the interval as St Neots lost their shape and managed to score a brace of tries but normal service soon resumed.

At the final reckoning, half a dozen St Neots players had crossed the line, with a pair each for Adam Peel, Sam Peel and Ross Wooding. Kyle Martin and Paul Wakeford also crossed the line.

The only sour note for the visitors was the sin-binning of Fernie for his over-zealous protestations to the referee.

One of the brightest stars on the day for the Saints was Wakeford in the centre, who marshaled the young back-line expertly.

Next up for St Neots is a home fixture against Aylestonians on November 24.

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