ARRON ROSS again top scored with four tries to give Abbey a comfortable win over Slough-based Phoenix on Saturday in the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Premier Division.
The Rosehill team started slowly, the scrummage unit slow to establish control up front. They found themselves giving away penalties, which the visitors were unable to capitalise on.
Twenty minutes in and Abbey woke up realising they had superiority out wide. Ross, at outside centre, had the chance to run at the opposition and he did so with gusto. His strong running soon had four tries on the board. Dillon Baptista on the wing added a fifth and with fullback Tom Waterhouse converting two, the turnround score was 29-0 to the home side.
The result thereafter was never in doubt, the question was by how much. A further six tries brought Abbey’s try total to 11, and with Waterhouse now in groove, not only grabbing a try but kicking five from six attempts in the second half, the score was racked up to 69.
Dan Pawlett at number eight celebrated his 100th league appearance with a try and captain Sam Hallett’s driving runs put him on the score sheet, with hooker Ollie Charlton, scrum half Will Bevan and flanker Fungai who came on to replace injured Ed House. Adam Postlethwaite impressed when he came on with 20 minutes to go, replacing Liam Roland.