Farnham Royal ascent to crown

Farnham Royal ascent to crown

Graeme Copas

Farnham Royal ascent to crown

Farnham Royal 35, Aldermaston 12

Farnham Royal 1sts secured the BB&O Championship title with a solid win in muddy conditions over visitors Aldermaston on Saturday of last week.

The game could not have started in a worse possible way for the hosts, when a grubber kick by the Aldermaston No.10 was followed through, gained and scored under the post.

The try was converted leaving the hosts 7-0 down.

Royal fought back up field and started to grow in confidence.

Midway through the half, Aldermaston’s influential No.7 left the field with a broken arm after a strong tackle by Flore.

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From then on Royal Penns came into their own and started doing what they had done well all season, draw in the forwards and unleash the backs to dance over the line.

This is when the team  entered ‘Wayne’s World’.

Garstang’s first of his hat-trick of tries came from a good move down the backline, the second from a chip-over by scrum-half Freeman  and the third a great solo effort where Garstang put on the after-burners.

The second half saw Royal start to dominate and a beautiful third phase move found Jenkins who scored under the posts.

More pressure later in the half resulted in  Stuart powering over for his second try of the season to complete a memorable day.

Farnham Royal: Flore, Stuart, Gumbs, A Moffat, D Jones, Pearce, Bareham, J Moffat, Freeman, Ngaru, Boardman, Fawcett, Garstang, Hipgrave, Jenkins. Subs: Bailey, Gibbins, M Jones, Glynn, Mapetta.

Royal, who have won all 17 of their league matches this season do not have a match today (Saturday).

Photos from Farnham Royal v Aldermaston at www.baylismediaphotos.co.uk

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