Friday, 12 August 2022

Captain shines for Abbey

SKIPPER Sam Hallett rounded off his season in style taking two late tries, one with a 30 metre run to the line, in Abbey’s five try demolition of the Old Boys.

Abbey were soon off the mark as Aaron Ross cut through from the halfway line to get the first try. It wasn’t long before he charged through again and when pulled down popped the ball to Charlie Gingell to cross the line. Tom Waterhouse converted.

The visiting Old Boys kept plugging away and reaped their reward early in the second half with a converted try. That spurred Abbey to raise their game with Steve Warwick putting down Abbey’s third try after good work from Charlie Gingell before Hallett had his grand finale twice over - crossing the whitewash first from an inside pass and then having intercepted a pass, he was faced with a 30 metre dash for the line, which he duly accomplished. Jim Dye at outside half opted to take the kick and put it over, drop kick style.

In the pack prop Ashley Pomeroy made his first league start whilst Knights showed strongly and Fungai on the flank distinguished himself in the loose.

The inquest will no doubt get underway as to how an Abbey side who can play well managed to get themselves relegated, but there is little to stop them bouncing back next season, other than perhaps an improvement in fitness and an effort to retain the current squad. Coach Russell Bolton has already committed himself to get the club back to where they belong.

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