Promotion drive gathers pace

Man of the match Cameron Park Photo: Pip Warters
Man of the match Cameron Park Photo: Pip Warters
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Stamford RFC 63 Thorney 3

STAMFORD Town’s promotion drive gathered pace with bonus points for a massive home win on Saturday.

Town’s strentgh in depth is starting to shine through as, even with seven changes from the previous week’s win, they finished up 60 points clear of Thorney.

The forwards enjoyed dominance in the early exchanges and a well-timed pass saw centre Laurent Ross round his man before dotting down in the first few minutes.

A chip and chase from scrum half Robbie Smith allowed Matt Albinson to dive over in the corner.

Toby Cole crashed over from short range and following great set piece work from skipper Oli Story and Bruce Parker, Cole enabled the latter to crash over on the back of a good old fashioned pushover try. The bonus point was in the bag on half-time.

Playing into a ferocious headwind, the home side refused to kick ball and continued to play at a tempo that Thorney failed to live with.

The ball carrying of James Ragg, Liam Tate and Adam Rimmer kept Stamford going forward and incisive breaks from Dave Lindley and Nick Mcdowall lead to tries for Robbie Smith, Will Plummer and man of the match Cameron Park.

Captian Oli Story was delighted with the result. He said: “The bonus point was the objective and to do it so emphatically was very satisfying.

“We played some great stuff in difficult condiions. Everyone is enjoying their rugby and we are all determined to get better as a team.”