UCS Old Boys complete hat-trick of victories and leapfrog Hillingon Abbots

Stefan Filip scored for UCS Old Boys. Pic: Nick Cook

Stefan Filip scored for UCS Old Boys. Pic: Nick Cook - Credit: Archant

UCS Old Boys completed a hat-trick of league victories in Herts/Middlesex Division One and leapfrogged Hillingdon Abbots to advance into fifth spot after beating them 15-12 at home.

Stefan Filip and Paul Dillon crossed the whitewash for the hosts, while Ben Caunter kicked a penalty and a conversion in his first game at fly-half this season.

UCS thought they had scored their first try after 10 minutes as they rumbled over from a driving maul, but the referee ruled that Christian Henk had been held up.

Nonetheless, they got points on the board as Caunter kicked a penalty in windy conditions – and their dominant pack got their rewards as they drove over from a scrum, with Filip grounding the ball.

Complacency then set in and Hillingdon’s scrum-half took three tap penalties in succession to create a try around the outside, narrowing the gap to 8-5.

However, the Old Boys’ quick kick-off was knocked on and, from the ensuing scrum, Dillon dotted down while Caunter added the extras to secure a 10-point cushion.

Hillingdon hit back in the second half after a kick was charged down, but UCS held on to win.

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Meanwhile, their second XV beat Biggleswade 34-17, with Lucas Ruzzon scoring three tries.