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Five try victory for Old Laurentians against Wellingborough

Rugby Editorial 8th Mar, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

A FIVE-STAR performance saw Old Laurentians beat Wellingborough 32-3 and move off the foot of the Midland One East for the first time this season, reports Bill Wallis.

OLs picked up where they left off last week to claim back-to-backs wins and five tries also earned the home side a much deserved bonus point.

As well as a dominant pack, OLs now have a backline who are playing with much more freedom, pace and who are organised in defence.

Fly half Jon Bean made his first start since returning to the club and gave the centre pairing of Ben Wiles and Troy Owen the opportunity to show their paces, which they are taking eagerly and expertly

OLs got off to a flier by scoring the first try after three minutes when Ben Scott weaved over from the 22 after a quick free kick and Glenn Todd followed him over four minutes later after picking up at the base of a scrum 15 metres out.

Bean found the target with a penalty on 25 minutes before Boro’s fly half Vickers kicked a penalty to register what would prove to be his side’s only score.

As half-time drew near, Troy Owen scythed through the Boro defence before finding Dom Hammond steaming up outside him, the hooker touching down for a try that Ben Wiles converted for a 20-3 lead at the interval.

Wellingborough came more into the game in the second 40 but when they tried to move the ball they met an impenetrable wall that was OL’s defence.

Some 20 minutes into the second period, Glenn Todd salvaged an untidy heel at a scrum on half way before getting the ball away to Jordan Bunn.

This led to a superbly taken try with Bunn, Orbinson and Andy Coleman linking at pace to put Ben Wiles over half way out. His conversion attempt missed but OLs were totally in command at 25-3.

In the closing stages, Boro were pinned back in their 22 when a hopeful clearance kick missed touch. Ben Scott took it at full speed before linking with Wiles, who galloped over to score and he converted his own try

With no league fixture this Saturday, OL’s next assignment is a trip to Nottingham based Paviors on March 19.

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