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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Hackney’s new captain PJ Lloyd has praised his squad for their “flawless” start to the season as the Spring Hill-based club set their sights on promotion after six straight victories.

Hackney’s first team are enjoying a blistering start to the new season, having won all of their opening five fixtures in London Division Three North West – and there is a strong succession plan in place as the club continues to develop young talent.

Hackney moved to within a point of third-placed Finchley in London North-West Division Three after digging deep to defeat Datchworth 10-3 at Spring Hill.

Belsize Park overcame the worst conditions they had experienced for some time to secure their 11th successive victory and move 17 points clear of their nearest pursuers in the promotion fight.

Hackney slipped further off the pace in the promotion race after a 25-15 home defeat against joint leaders Belsize Park left them 19 points outside the top two spots in London North West Division Three.

Hackney recovered from the disappointment of their defeat to St Albans by beating Hemel Hempstead 15-10 thanks to tries from PJ Lloyd, Rich Frost and Sean Conner.

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