Towcester 43 Huntingdon 12
TOWCESTER carried their unbeaten run into 2011 with an emphatic league defeat over Huntingdon.
They ran amok during the first-half at Greens Norton Road, bagging five tries and notching up 29 points without reply.
Chrissie George broke from half-way, side-stepped six defenders and ran 50 metres to score. George was back in the action three minutes later taking a quick penalty which he fed to Austen Wheldon. He darted through the Huntingdon defence to put in Matthew Yuill who converted his own try and Towcester led 12-0.
Towcester’s third came when Liam Wilkinson passed to James Falvey who beat his opposite man to cross for a cracking break-out. Yuill converted for 19-0. Skipper Wilkinson broke from a defensive scrum. Towcester recycled the ball and Dave Devlin-Jones muscled over.
Towcester completed the 40-minute rout when fly-half George finished off another tearaway try.
Huntingdon came back after the break and 10 minutes of pressure led to a try from centre Dunsdon. Just past the hour mark, they were reduced to 14 men when the referee produced a yellow card which allowed Towcester back into the game through a Yuill try.
Restored to 15 men, Huntingdon caught Towcester napping when Strangeways darted over to score.
Towcester saved their best to last. A sweeping move saw the ball swapped between backs and forwards and Dave Stocks crossed under the posts.
Yuill converted to complete a feast of rugby watched by former RFU president, Northampton Saints coach, England flanker and British Lion Bob Taylor.