Late Stephenson try helps UCS down Actonians

UCS Old Boys cross for a try against Actonians (pic: Nick Cook)

UCS Old Boys cross for a try against Actonians (pic: Nick Cook) - Credit: Archant

Herts/Middlesex One: Actonians 17 UCS Old Boys 19

A late Ben Stephenson try saw UCS Old Boys claim a 19-17 victory away to Actonians in Herts/Middlesex One.

Having lost at home to leaders Hitchin the previous week, Old Boys were keen to get back on the winning trail as swiftly as possible.

In an evenly-contested first half, a try just before the break from Jack Gourlay which Nat Breakwell converted saw UCS head into the interval level at 7-7.

The sides continued to be well matched in the second period with a penalty try for Old Boys, won by their dominance at the scrum, cancelling out an earlier Actonians effort.


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The hosts then regained the lead with a successful penalty kick to hold a 17-14 advantage with just 10 minutes to go.

Soon after, Stephenson found space out wide to cross after a good period of pressure from UCS, but the conversion was missed.

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Thankfully the miss did not prove costly as Old Boys held on to win and next host Wasps on March 2.

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