Hitchin clean up against Staines

PUBLISHED: 10:29 07 November 2016 | UPDATED: 10:30 07 November 2016

Stuart West sells a dummy before crossing the line. Photo: Pat Dunne

Stuart West sells a dummy before crossing the line. Photo: Pat Dunne


Hitchin moved comfortably into mid-table with a 66-5 win over Staines in London Three North West.

An interception try on 12 minutes saw them take the lead with Adam Shaw touching down, converted by Jack Peachey.

Stuart West then sold an outrageous dummy before going over for an unconverted try while moments later Richard Sinclair outflanked the Staines defence allowing Peachey the easiest of kicks.

After 25 minutes lock Sam Underwood broke through in midfield to score under the posts, the try converted by Peachey, before Staines struck back with a well worked blindside move, the number eight passing to his winger who scored for his side’s only points of the game.

Peachey now broke from the halfway line to score an individual try before adding the extras, while Underwood then crossed for a converted score and a 40-5 half-time lead.

The second half saw Staines play spiritedly and they exerted pressure in the Hitchin 22 early on, however Peachey intercepted a loose pass and ran the length of the field to score and convert.

Debutant Matt Houlden was next to score, brushing off two tackles to hare down the left before scoring under the posts with Peachey converting

Halfway through the half Sinclair was given the ball and enough room to go round the tired Staines defence to score before in the final few moments Sinclair completed a hat-trick of tries to put gloss on the win.

This weekend West Norfolk visit Hitchin in the second round of the London & SE Divisional Cup. Kick-off is 2pm.

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