Slick Hendon master the Amateurs
PUBLISHED: 16:43 24 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:47 07 September 2010
Hendon 32 Harlequin Amateurs 14 A second-half comeback saw Hendon run out comfortable winners at home to Harlequin Amateurs on Saturday courtesy of three late tries. On the back of an emphatic victory last weekend against Old Abbotstonians, it was Hendo
Harlequin Amateurs 14
A second-half comeback saw Hendon run out comfortable winners at home to Harlequin Amateurs on Saturday courtesy of three late tries.
On the back of an emphatic victory last weekend against Old Abbotstonians, it was Hendon who went in 10-9 up at the break.
Bottom of the league Quins took an early second half lead but unanswered touchdowns courtesy of Tony Connor, Voitek Walowicz and Ryan Owens saw the home side record another convincing victory in Herts/Middlesex One.
It was the visitors who got the better of the early exchanges, slotting over three penalties to Hendon's one from Dermot Waters.
But Hendon then took the lead with the last move of the half as Brian O'Regan and Laurence Lennon drove a maul to the opposition line for captain Eric Butler to touch down with Waters converting for a half-time lead.
Quins hit back with an unconverted try from the kick-off to gain a 14-10 advantage but another Waters penalty narrowed the gap to a single point.
Hendon then dominated until the final whistle, with Connor starting the try-spree, taking out three defenders for a score that was converted by Waters.
Walowicz then completed a move along the back line to touch down in the corner before Owens intercepted on the Hendon 22 to run the length of the pitch and score his side's fourth try, converted by replacement Ben Linale.
Hendon travel to Old Actonians on Saturday for a re-arranged league match.
Hendon: Chapman, Kelly, Owens, Byrne, Walowicz, Blake, Waters (Linale), Julian, Gilbride, Connor, Lennon, Short, Connolly, Butler, O'Regan.
l BELSIZE Park racked up their biggest win of the season with a 42-7 victory at home to Quintin, to stay fourth in League Two.
Park are next in action on March 6, with a trip to Old Isleworthians