Taunton blitz Worthing as Chinnor defeat Cinderford
Taunton Titans ran in 13 tries as they thrashed Worthing Raiders to go top of National Two South.
Tony Yapp’s men racked up 81 points as they eased to their sixth straight win of the campaign and they are now the only side with a 100 per cent record in the division as Chinnor halted Cinderford’s run.
Matt Williams’ side have moved up to second following their victory in Gloucester while there were also wins for Canterbury, Redruth, Redingensians and Barnstaple.
In the bottom half, Old Redcliffians and Henley Hawks had to settle for a draw and Broadstreet secured their maiden win in National Two South.
Taunton Titans 81-14 Worthing Raiders
Taunton Titans maintained their perfect start to the National Two North season with an emphatic victory over Worthing Raiders at Hyde Park.
Tony Yapp’s men scored 13 tries in an entertaining affair to move to the summit of the division.
Ratu Vakalutukali scored a hat-trick, Andy Hamilton along with Gary Kingdom and Tom Popham grabbed braces while there was a penalty try as well as scores from Freddie Fraser, Ollie Rice and Dan Frost.
Worthing did have something to cheer on a tough afternoon as Matt McClean scored a try in each half, but they were simply blown away by the Titans.
Cinderford 20-31 Chinnor
Chinnor outmuscled Cinderford to inflict a first defeat of the season on the Gloucestershire side.
The visitors smashed their way to a nine-point interval lead with tries by Ben Manning, Nick Bingham and George Oliver.
Chinnor were grateful to see James Moffat miss a long range penalty early in the second half before Ratu Nawaqaliva secured the bonus-point.
Lewis Beer and Harry Horne scored for Cinderford with Moffat claiming 10 points, but it wasn’t enough for them to continue their unbeaten start to the season.
Wimbledon 7-22 Canterbury
Canterbury earned a dominant victory to take their winning streak to five matches as they triumphed over Wimbledon.
The City Men have now won all three of their away matches this term, with Charlie Kingsman and Tom Best scoring two of their tries in their latest encounter.
Kingsman and Best gave Canterbury some breathing space in the second period, but Dylan Flashman’s score gave the home side some hope.
However, despite riding their luck on occasions, Andy Pratt’s men sealed the win in style as Aiden Moss darted over late on.
Redruth 12-9 Bury St Edmunds
Redruth made it four straight victories at the Recreation Ground as they secured a narrow win against Bury St Edmunds.
Loma Kivalu and Chris Fuca rumbled over in the first period to give the Reds a 12-6 lead, with Liam McBride landing two penalties for Bury.
Fraser Honey took over the kicking duties in the second period for the visitors and he cut Redruth’s lead to just three points, but despite the Wolfpack fashioning some chances, they couldn’t find a decisive score as the hosts held out for the win.
Tonbridge Juddians 24-47 Redingensians
Redingensians ended a two game winless run with a seven-try victory over Tonbridge Juddians.
Conor Corrigan scored the first try while a penalty try plus a further score from Steve Bryant saw the Rams lead 19-0 at half-time.
Tom Vooght, Jordan Souter (2) and Jak Rossiter all crossed in the second period for the visitors, while Rory McHugh scored a hat-trick for TJs with Mike O’Sullivan also dotting down to secure a bonus-point for the home side.
Barnstaple 37-24 Clifton
Barnstaple arrested a run of three straight defeats thanks to this enthralling win over Clifton at Pottington Road.
Early tries from Jack Watters and Callum Roberts put Clifton in control, before Gareth Evans went over for Barnstaple.
Chris Dunne added another Clifton try, but scores from Ollie Mason, James Starkey and Will Topps put Barum in front at the break.
A Jake Murphy penalty extended Barnstaple’s advantage and despite James Stephenson crashing over for Clifton, Ashlee Crouch touched down with five minutes remaining to give Barum victory.
Old Redcliffians 25-25 Henley Hawks
Old Redcliffians put a halt to their five match losing streak in National Two South as they drew with Henley Hawks at Scotland Lane.
Trailing 13-8 at half-time, the hosts had to work hard to gain two points as they still search for their first victory at this level following promotion in May.
ORs took the lead thanks to a try and a penalty, but eight points from the boot of Connor Murphy and a try from David Clements gave Henley the lead at the break.
A converted score and another penalty saw the hosts take an 18-8 advantage, but they were soon pegged back as Matt Tibbatts crossed for Henley and Murphy was on target once again with the boot.
Old Redcliffians looked like they may have won the game when they were next to score a converted try, but a tense finale came to a close as Tibbatts dotted down for his second try of the afternoon to give Henley a share of the points.
Broadstreet 53-40 London Irish Wild Geese
Broadstreet sealed their first ever win in National Two South as they beat London Irish Wild Geese in the Midlands.
Street have been placed into southern division this season following promotion from National Three Midlands and Paul Hurst’s men finally got off the mark as they ran in seven tries at Ivor Preece Fields.
The hosts led 28-21 at half-time and the game continued to be nip and tuck throughout, with Wild Geese crossing on six occasions.
However, Broadstreet held out for the win which lifts them to 14th in the table – level on points with London Irish Wild Geese, who failed to build on their win in Round Five against Tonbridge Juddians.