Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Ross bags double hat-trick as Abbey triumph

Littlemore 3, Reading Abbey 73

ABBEY went to the top of Berks, Bucks and Oxon Premier with an 11-try romp at Littlemore.

Centre Arron Ross accounted for six of the visitors’ tries in what was very much a team effort from Abbey. The crowd was treated to an entertaining display of 15-man rugby, with both backs and forwards ever eager to throw the ball around. Skipper Sam Hallett set a fine example, frequently bursting through the first line of defence to initiate attacks, while flanker Matt Gingell, playing his first game for two years, got through 50 minutes of uninjured rugby.

Littlemore’s big forwards did their best to pressurise Abbey in the early scrums, but the visitors took the lead after five minutes when half backs Will Bevan and Tom Bird moved the ball to the right inside the home 22.

Fullback Tom Waterhouse came into the line, and Ross crossed wide on the right. Waterhouse was narrowly wide with his conversion attempt.

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