Search

Anniversary celebrations and UCSOB win make it day to remember for Old Steetonians

PUBLISHED: 09:04 29 March 2017 | UPDATED: 09:04 29 March 2017

Fionn Crowley celebrates for Old Streetonians against UCSOB. Picture: LYNN HAY

Fionn Crowley celebrates for Old Streetonians against UCSOB. Picture: LYNN HAY

Archant

Old Streetonians Rugby Club celebrated their 25th anniversary with a club lunch – before smashing UCSOB 60-17 to keep their Herts Middlesex One title hopes very much alive.

Despite having played one game more than rivals Verulamians and London French, Old Street remain top of the table ahead of their final game of the season at Hendon.

And while victory would see their promotion back to London North West Three confirmed, it could also bring title joy as Vees and French face each other in London Colney.

And with the crowd at Hackney Marshes boosted by the number attending the anniversary celebrations, they gave a champions performance against UCSOB, running in 10 tries.

A strong maul, something that has defined Old Street in the second half of the season, allowed Harry Marson to go over for the first try of the game and winger Dougie Lawrence, not long back from a bicep tear, quickly got try number two.

A centre field scrum saw no.8 Daniel Couldridge pick up and feed scrum-half Cal Lynn who sent a grubber kick into the visitor’s 22.

That allowed Josh Parry to chase to the ball down and neatly offload to Fionn Crowley for his first try of the day.

Paddy O’Meara then secured the bonus point with a fourth for Old Street although UCSOB grabbed a well-deserved try of their own just before the break to add to an earlier score.

The hosts though were still in rampant form and opened the second period with an early try.

Again it came from a centre field scrum, with Old Street this time going down the blind side. It had the same outcome though as Crowley scored his second.

Marking his league return for Old Street following working away in India, Oli Smalley got two tries in quick succession using pace and strength on both occasions, along with a selfishly clever dummy for his second.

A good break by the Old Street backs sent Eoin Fitzpatrick over the line and there was a well-deserved try for new centre Neil, his first for the club.

And a merciless Old Street performance was completed by a quick pick and go from prop Conor Osbourne.

There was still time for UCSOB to get a penalty try after a high tackle from Gary Hoban but Old Street picked up the impressive win.

A club spokesman said: “A special thank you should be mentioned to Lynn Hay, who organised all the preliminaries before the game and has put in a huge amount of time and effort to have gotten Old Street to their 25th anniversary.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hackney Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hackney Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hackney Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Hackney Stories

17:36

Michael-James Dent and Chris Jones of Homerton band The Dolce Vita talk about gigging locally and releasing music via cassette, ahead of their show on November 24

16:00

Clapton will look to bounce back after their eight-game winning streak was brought to an end by league leaders Redbridge in a 2-1 defeat at Oakside.

Academy boss would love to see more fans and first-team players at Brisbane Road next week to support youngsters against Sholing

London Fields Lido is still unlikely to reopen for “several weeks”, the council has admitted.

12:00

Leyton Orient will have a new face, or should that be faces, in the dugout this weekend when they host Dover Athletic in the National League on Saturday.

11:15

England admit they were below required standards despite remaining in cruise control against a Cricket Australia XI on day three of their final Ashes warm-up match.

10:30

England striker Jodie Taylor scored twice ahead of the upcoming international break, as Arsenal made their extra quality count by thrashing Watford in the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup on Thursday night.

Leatherhead player-manager discusses why the Whites are doing so well this season and how he’ll get behind O’s Ross Embleton this weekend



Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists