RUGBY: Reading Abbey have no answer to the Cafearo show
11:01am Monday 7th October 2013 in Sport
STOW put in a faultless all-round performance to take all the points.
Southern Counties North
Reading Abbey 3
Although the visitors started the better and indeed kicked an early penalty to go 3-0 up, it was their only score of the day.
Stow took control in every department, which gave plenty of clean possession for the prolific back line.
James Holmes opened the scoring, supporting well when the ball was held up just short of the line; Nick Cafearo converted.
Cafearo then slotted a penalty and a try of his own, which he converted.
The Cafearo show continued with two further penalties and another try, again converted.
The visitors were struggling to compete in any area and were 30-3 down at the break.
The second half saw no let up; within ten minutes Stow had scored two more tries. Turnover ball saw Chris Powesland run in from 40 metres with Cafearo adding the conversion. A midfield break resulted in an Alex Kelley try from a Bradley Wrench offload; Cafearo converted.
Kelley added his second try after some great handling and support play; once more Cafearo added the extras.
Abbey, to their credit, had a short spell of pressure but the Stow defence was solid and never looked like it would be breached. Stow regained their hold on the game and went back on the offensive and, after several phases of play, Mat Green scored; Cafearo kicked the conversion.
With his boots on fire, Cafearo then added a long-range penalty. There was still time for Holmes to run in two more tries after the Abbey defence had all but disappeared. Cafearo slotted both kicks to take his points tally for the day to 40 and boast a 100 per cent strike rate.
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