Rugby result: Tring 18 v Wimbledon 44
London & SE Premier League, 28 September
Not many teams visit Tring and put 44 points on them whilst conceding just 18, but Wimbledon did, to make it four try-bonus wins out of four and maintain their position at the top of the table.
And this was without three injury enforced changes from last week – but flanker Jack Flanagan and wings Kieran Morris and Harry Tabb proving more than adequate replacements. The only downsider was a nasty looking leg injury to key front rower Bertie Haskins.
Playing up the slope and into a strong wind it was just ten minutes before Dons pack proved their dominance and slick handling by the backs saw Morris sprint over for try. He got a second three minutes later after a turnover in Dons’ own 22 launched a second flowing move, with fullback making the extra man in the backs and delivering the perfect final pass.
Good breaks by centre Paul Herndry and scrum half Blane Wilson both from their 22 almost yielded more tries but Tring’s defence stood firm, It was 25 minutes in Flanagan rounded off some powerful scrimmaging and drives by the pack with try no.3. The strong wind denied fly-half Steve Boatman all three conversions.
October 2, 2019