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Hard work in training is paying off for Old Boys




Stamford College Old Boys stormed into the semi-finals of the NLD Cup with a 36-9 home win over old adversaries Bingham on Saturday.

The teams have met a few times over the years in the cup with both sides claiming victories at important stages of the competition.

Old Boys welcomed back Tom Birks for the fixture and he was hoping to recreate his try from eight years ago when he last played in this fixture.

Stamford College Old Boys v Bingham. Photo: Lee Hellwing (5425120)
Stamford College Old Boys v Bingham. Photo: Lee Hellwing (5425120)

College have been working hard in training over the last few weeks and it was good to be able to put moves from the training ground in to the game.

Alex Waycot controlled the back line, working well with Phil Young and Haydn Johns, in a match of two halves weather-wise with the opening period played in wind and rain before the sun came out after the break.

Carl Walker controlled the forwards and ensured Old Boys were on the front foot at scrum time and line out as they dominated on the offence and defence.

There was some good plays leading to tries as well as some fine solo efforts from Wilson Crowson - who picked up from the base of the scrum and ran up the blindside to score under the posts - and Waycot who found space and used his turn of pace to outstrip the defenders.

Stamford College Old Boys v Bingham. Photo: Lee Hellwing (5425132)
Stamford College Old Boys v Bingham. Photo: Lee Hellwing (5425132)

Jimmy Twose was given man of the match for his breaking runs and hard tackling and his performance was capped off by claiming his first try for the club.

Other try scorers were Carl Walker, Waycot (2) and Aled Pattinson while Johns added three conversions.

College return to Midlands 4 East (South) action on Saturday when they host Wellingborough OGs hoping to continue their winning streak.

College: Pickerill, Duncan, C. Walker, Fraser, A. Walker, Twose, Smith, Pattinson, Crowson, Waycot, Durman, Johns, Young, Houston, Greenslade, Durrant, Morgan, Birks, Chapman.



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