Tows demolish Blues!! By Hugo Austin
October 7, 2014 / By: Mark Masiak / In: News
On Saturday Tows took on Newbury Blues whose campaign had got off to a great start, picking up vital bonus points to top the league.
Tows’ forwards quickly put down a marker, Eugene Baxter crashing over for a score which was converted by Falvey.
Minutes later the forwards showed their dominance again, driving the heavier Blues pack over the line for scrum half Dave Stocks to score. Shortly after Craig Holton bustled over from a scrum which was won against the head.
It was now or never for the blues as the backs, who moved the ball well, broke the line only to lose the ball after looking dangerous. The ball was then gathered by Tows Full back Falvey who then kicked the ball ahead and had the pace to then collect and score a scintillating bonus point try.
To rub salt into the wounds of the visitors Tows stole a line out, the maul resulting in a try for prop Zac Osborne-Wright, Falvey again converted to end the half.
Blues retuned from the dressing room looking to make a fight of it. Pressure at the beginning of the half leading to their centre picking a great angle at pace to score under the posts. This seemed to whip Tows back into action as Ben Roe got on to the score sheet.
It was then a case of Déjà vu as Stocks gained his second try off of a scrum which was won against the head.
Blues going to uncontested scrum rather spiked Tows guns for the game’s last quarter.
Replacement centre Will Dunkley returning from injury showed great pace to score Tows’ eighth and final try which, with Falvey’s conversion, took them to 50 points.
Newbury had the last say however scoring and converting with the games last kick.