Haverhill go up the M11
Thursday, 20th January 2000.
HAVERHILL second XV continued their pressure to get to the top of the M11 Merit League after a 34-3 victory over Datchworth.
The Datchworth side were outclassed in all positions by the commitment of the Haverhill team.
Haverhill opened the scoring with a fine try by Tim Edwards from a flowing backs move after the forwards secured good ball at a ruck.
Two more tries came quickly after that from one of the youngsters, Luke Kimber, who is carrying on the Kimber family connection with the club, and the third came from Kiwi No 8 Mike O'Connell.
The second half saw Haverhill continue to apply the pressure with the pack rampant. The game took on a Babrarian style with the ball being run from all points. The backs were given so much ball it was only a matter of time before winger Kimber got his second try and Andy Carr also went over.
Late in the game Tim Edwards was put over for his second try and Carr slotted two conversions.
This week the game is away to Cantabs III and promises to be a vital match in the league with Haverhill hoping to reverse the defeat of earlier in the season.
Team (from): K Pullen, D Murphy, F Green, D Jones, C Brown, G Weston, G Sinnot, B Gilson, M O'Connell, M Anderson, R Harris, A Carr, L Kimber, S Bowes, C Anderson, M Warren, D Lester, P Lester, S Lester.
Picture Caption: Over he goes . . . Andy Carr scores a try in Haverhill II's win over Datchworth.
The Haverhill first XV, meanwhile, maintained their 100 per cent progress at the top of Eastern Counties League Four North, but were made to work for a 22-8 victory at a much-improved March.
Skipper Pete Young scored his usual try and was followed across the home line by Andrew Hassey, Mark Jury and Steve Power, who also landed one conversion.
"It was a good result for us," said Haverhill coach Shaun McLeod-Jones.
"When they attacked we defended well. But most pleasing was the form of our front row, who totally dominated the scrums."
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