Wasps are a fly in the ointment

Wasps Amateurs 24 Hendon 12 Hendon failed to capitalise on their dominance as they slipped to defeat in their Herts/Middlesex League One match against Wasps Amateurs. The visitors controlled much of the game but saw two efforts held-up over the try-line

Wasps Amateurs 24

Hendon 12

Hendon failed to capitalise on their dominance as they slipped to defeat in their Herts/Middlesex League One match against Wasps Amateurs.

The visitors controlled much of the game but saw two efforts held-up over the try-line as Wasps countered with breakaway tries to claim victory.


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It was the visitors who used their attacking game effectively from the outset and took the lead after 20 minutes with a simple converted try.

Hendon responded instantly though and were over the try line twice in 10 minutes through Michael Blake and Eric Butler only for the referee to adjudge both efforts to have been held up by the defence.

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A poor Hendon clearance on the half hour was then collected by Wasps to run in another try on the wing and extend their lead.

Hendon hit back before half-time though with Jamie Connolly rounding-off a backline move to touch down and make the half-time score 12-5.

The visitors got off to the worst possible start to the second half, Wasps collecting from the kick-off to score a converted try in the corner.

Again Hendon responded though, scrum-half Dermot Waters crashing through from a scrum five metres out to score an unconverted try and reduce the deficit to 19-12.

Kosy Mutuma then went close for the visitors but was stopped short of the line, and Wasps confirmed victory with a final score with the last play of the match.

This Saturday sees Hendon swap league action for a friendly against rivals Mill Hill.

Hendon: Gilbride, Connell, Connor, McEnemy, Doyle, O'Regan, Mutuma, Butler, Waters, Blake, Byrne, Connolly, Walowicz, Kelly, Chapman.

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