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Victory over Launceston maintains unbeaten run

Victory over Launceston maintains unbeaten run

A dominant first half performance which included two tries in the first ten minutes eventually gave London Scottish a comfortable win. Despite a spirited fight back from the home side, Scottish never really lost control of the match as they maintained their current ten game unbeaten run.

A dominant first half performance which included two tries in the first ten minutes eventually gave London Scottish a comfortable win. Despite a spirited fight back from the home side, Scottish never really lost control of the match as they maintained their current ten game unbeaten run.

In what has become somewhat of a characteristic of London Scottish play of late, Simon Amor’s team found themselves on the front foot right from the kick-off and pressing for some early points. The breakthrough came courtesy of Mark Soden and was quickly followed by another try from John Bordis, both of which were converted by James Brown. Bordis’ effort came during a period when Launceston were down to 14 men after Neil Bayliss was despatched for illegal use of the foot in the ruck. With this man advantage, Scottish made sure they capitalised and with a further penalty before the break finished the half leading 17-0.

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Scottish however didn’t have it all their own way as Launceston came out intent on salvaging some pride and points during the second half of the game. It wasn’t long before the home side began to fight back, disrupting Scottish play and stealing the ball. Trademark forward play then led to a Ben Hilton try and the hosts had belief in their eyes for the first time.

A back and forth move ended in the hands of Lewis Webb two yards short of the posts and he stretched to register Launceston’s second try of the day. With Jake Murphy standing in for the injured Roberts to land the conversion there was the tiniest of hopes that a bonus point was on the cards for the home side. A late James Brown penalty meant that wasn’t so, as Scottish went on to record their 10th consecutive victory of the season and kept pace with the league leaders going into the challenging Christmas period.
 

Home Team
Hilton (65); Webb (76); Murphy (1C).
Away Team
Soden (1); Bordiss (7); Brown (3P 2C).
Home Team
Roberts, Hawken, Westren, Nonu, Bright, Webb, Coote, Andrew, Salter, Bayliss, Hilton, Jenkins. Dwyer, Childs, Lord

Replacements: Hurdwell, Semmens, Lockley, Murphy, Done.

Away Team
Bordiss, Holgate, MacDougall, Trueman, Howells, Brown, Page, Clarke, Standfield, Fahey, Karonias, Brown, Lipp, Lonergan, Soden

Replacements: Kwasnicki, Johnston, Newman, Walbyoff, Corsi

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