Letchworth GC 6-57 Old Priorians

PUBLISHED: 13:33 06 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:33 06 November 2017

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Letchworth lost heavily against Old Priorians with another disappointing result at Legends Lane on Saturday.

OPs exploited every opportunity out wide and were 14-0 up after only ten minutes.

Sam Moat performed well in the lineout soon after with a great offload to Arun Johal who burst through, chipping ahead but was tackled just short of the line. Dave Hatch so full of heart then dropped the ball with the line begging. Just when the crowd were beginning to hope Letchworth could reply OP cut through in the last minute of the first half to make the score 21-6 at the break – with only two Fran Denny penalties in reply.

Clinical finishing by the visitors saw the OPs centre intercepting to run fifty yards and score under the posts for the bonus point try. The next score was a result of great offloading by several OP players as their confidence grew. The forwards then muscled over.

The largest cheer came for 17-year-old Sam Richardson – son of popular former first-teamer Tony LG Richardson – who made his debut on the wing and impressed in the last quarter, along with the other 17-year-old James McPherson on the opposite wing.

However an awful error in the backs gifted OPs another score and two more rattled in to bring the curtain down on a dismal day at Legends Lane.

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