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First XV - Match centre

West London
T McGee, Unknown, M Lee
S Menzies
Sat 16 Feb TBC - London & SE Division - Herts/Middlesex 2 Full time

First XV Victorious


Watford back to winning ways.

Another close fought affair for Watford following last weeks narrow defeat to Old Millhillians. This time, however Watford emerged victorious against a much improved West London side!

It was the visitors who struck first, going over for a well earned score in the corner, the Watford defence struggling to cope with the Barbarians style offload game the West Londoners were employing, a theme that ran throughout the day! The WL flyhalf added the extras and Watford needed to respond.

Watford 0 West London 7

Watford managed to get some good field position through some good carries from Pitsialis and Hancock, with the rest of the pack making their tackles count. Paul Dunlop found himself in space and threaded a delightful kick through for 1st team debutant Kingsley to score in the corner.

Menzies missed the conversion.

Watford 5 West London 7

There was then a period of back and forth, West London continued to offload and cause problems with Watford continuing to repel them. The Watford lineout was struggling against a scrappy West London pack. Then came a poor clearance straight to the hands of fullback Tom McGee. Who duly stepped his way through for Watford’s second score.

Menzies missed conversion.

Watford 10 West London 7

Some ill discipline with time nearly up in the half, the West London fly half slotted a penalty over to draw level.

Watford 10 West London 10

A determined Watford side began to batter the West London line. Carry after carry, line after line, tackle after tackle. Then Bram decided to turn on the charm and with a lovely round the back pass to a rampaging Martin Lee, Watford were over.

Menzies this time converted.

Watford 17 West London 10

Half time.

A scoreless second half for Watford ensued. Another West London penalty drew the visitors closer to set up a tense finish.

Watford 17 West London 13

Some great defence from West London stopped the Watford boys from getting over, Meredith came close by actually clearly grounding the ball over the try line but unfortunately the referee wasn’t in a position to see it down.

West London mounted a late rally going from 22 to 22. But some good defensive pressure saw them fumble and Watford grabbed the win.

Final score
Watford 17 West London 13

MOTM Tom McGee
WOTW Paul Dunlop

Key moments

Try Tom McGee scores for Watford
Try Try for Watford
Try Martin Lee scores for Watford
Conversion Scott Menzies kicks a conversion for Watford


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40:00 Conversion 17 - 0
Scott Menzies kicks a conversion for Watford
End of period 1
39:00 Try 15 - 0
Martin Lee scores for Watford
26:00 Try 10 - 0
Try for Watford
15:00 Try 5 - 0
Tom McGee scores for Watford
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As it happened

  • Watford
  • West London
  • 0
  • Tom McGee Try 15:00'
  • Try 26:00'
  • Martin Lee Try 39:00'
  • Scott Menzies Conversion 40:00'

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League round up

Other Herts/Middlesex 2 results

London French
Old Millhillians
London Scottish 2nd XV
Pinner & Grammarians
Mill Hill


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Watford 16 47
2. London Scottish 2nd XV 3 12
3. Haringey Rhinos 8 12
4. Old Millhillians 3 10
5. Mill Hill 1 4
6. London French 3 4
7. Cuffley 2 0

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