Stamford OB juggernaut trundles on

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Stamford College Old Boys marched on to another win with an eight-try thriller against Ollerton in the RFU Vase.

Stamford were comfortablewinners in a reply to last season’s semi final defeat, this time beating Ollerton 44-10.

After last season’s disappointment, College started with a blistering pace that saw them score a handful of early tries.

Jones burst down the wing, following strong running by the backs, to put through a grubber kick for Johns who rounded his man and kicked on to score his first of the day.

Walker added soon after through two College trademark setpiece moves, which saw him crash over the line twice in quick succession.

Johns added his second and then rounded off an outstanding first half hat-trick. Two carbon copy tries saw him burst through the line from full back to carve his way through the opposition to score.

This capped an impressive first half for the Midlands 4 East (South) with strong performances from Pickerill, Wright and Wilby.

The second half saw an initial drop in tempo from the College side and several scoring opportunities were squandered.

Ollerton managed to get some points on the board using their larger pack to pick and go, gaining hard yards.

The resulting pressure saw Wilby yellow-carded for an infringement at the ruck and Ollerton scored a clever try pushing the ball against the post protector after several phases of forward play.

Back to a full complement, college restored their first half form. Chapman capped a excellent performance with a well-earned try, racing through to score following another break from Johns.

Jones and Denechau added the final scores in similar fashion, both gathering loose balls from Ollerton lineouts to surf through the opposition and score under the posts.

Jones earned the man of the match honour for College, who thanked their match day sponsor, The Punchbowl pub.