Stow put 48 unanswered points past Hungerford
11:19am Monday 18th March 2013 in Sport
Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premier.
Stow-on-the-Wold 48 Hungerford 0.
STOW clinched the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premier league title on Saturday with three games still to play, having been totally dominant throughout the season.
In testing conditions, Stow started well, mauling and driving long distances to tire the Hungerford pack.
The first try came from Ed Fanshawe and was converted by James Ford. With the Stow pack in control, the next try soon followed via Tim Peachey out wide.
From a line-out on the ten-yard line, followed by a 40-yard driving maul, the ball was released to the backs who obliged with a try from James Holmes, which was converted by Ford.
The ground now resembled brown porridge but Stow put together some good passages of play just before half-time with Lewis Chapman securing the bonus-point try, again converted by Ford.
The second half was again dominated by the Stow pack; with Richard Huggett and Chris Powlesland winning opposition line-outs, the visitors had little time with the ball.
Stow were soon on the scoreboard again thanks to a try by Hugo Griffiths converted by Ford.
Hungerford tried to run the ball, only for a pass to go astray. Stow pounced, moved the ball down the line where Holmes showed a clean pair of heels to the opposition in the corner.
Soon after the restart, Griffiths danced his way through to score under the posts, giving Ford an easy conversion.
The final score came after a series of drives from the pack, resulting in Peachey slipping over in the corner.
Stow had successfully dominated both the opposition and the weather.