Actonians 2nd XV vs Old Millhillians 2nd XV
The 2nd XV welcomed Old Millhillians to Gunnersbury Park to see if they could make it 2 from 2 in the league. With an experimental squad taking to the field, nobody knew what we were in for. However, the A’s started with real intent, combining good breakdown discipline with quick attacking play. OAP Marc Owen was the first to score, dotting down in the corner with Fly Half Dan Till slotting the extras from a tight angle. The highlight of the play was second row Raimonds Kripa and his frankly ludicrous behind the neck offload. You love to see it.
Next over the line was Captain Ben Glover, making the most of a solid driving mall and hitting a sexy line to score under the posts, with Dan converting again. With the visitors pressing however, they took advantage of some comical defending from winger Charles Butler to get on the scoreboard. Charles soon made amends, however, scoring in the corner, letting out a deafening roar which spurred Dan to make it 3 from 3. Charles had a chance to score another, but decided to throw the ball down over the line instead. Quacking soon emanated from the sidelines.
With half time came a number of changes. However, what didn’t change was the action. Marc scored another and Dan got ANOTHER touchline conversion, before adding his own try shortly after and then converting THAT. Sensational stuff. Then, with glory beckoning, birthday boy Kieran Lees dropped what would have been a lovely catch into touch and once more, quacking soon followed.
The tries continued to flow with flankers Huw and Heath both getting on the scoresheet, with Dan deciding that enough was enough and that it was time to stop converting the tries. For good measure, the visitors scored two tries in the last few minutes of play and the final score was 45-17 to the Actonians.
MOTM went to Yoni for his dancing feet and blistering pace, whilst Duck of the Day was poor flanker Cian who somehow escaped justice for his tombstone piledriver on a poor OMH player. He takes Gerty home this week but more importantly, Actonians took the win.