Gallery: Hatfield's second team storm into trophy final
PUBLISHED: 18:25 21 April 2009 | UPDATED: 22:21 26 October 2009
HATFIELD QE s 2nd XV booked their place in the Herts/Middlesex Trophy final by hammering their Chesham counterparts 42-8 on Saturday. This monumental effort from the Hatfield second team began with barely five minutes gone. The Roe Hill forwards stormed u
HATFIELD QE's 2nd XV booked their place in the Herts/Middlesex Trophy final by hammering their Chesham counterparts 42-8 on Saturday.
This monumental effort from the Hatfield second team began with barely five minutes gone.
The Roe Hill forwards stormed up field and Stuart Toop scored his first try for the club.
Hatfield went for the jugular and after the home team retained the ball well, winger Christopher Gill skipped through every attempted tackle to score.
It looked ominous for the visitors.
They did manage to get their hands on the ball but a middle of the half stint attacking the home team's line gave them nothing.
The hosts added two penalties through Gareth Evans and then prop Jamie Beeney as they racked up the first half points.
Chesham did manage to get three on the board as Hatfield made a series of bad judgments in their own 22, but at this stage they never looked close to scoring a try.
Just before half-time Hatfield scored again.
Nearly every player had a hand on the ball which stretched the defenders to the limit.
Mark Haddy then broke through the line passing out to Adam Pengelly, who quickly fed out to hooker Mark McCrystal for him to go over.
Evans converted to give a half-time score of 23-3.
The second period began slowly as both teams suffered some injuries.
A clash of heads was the worst and a Chesham player had to be taken to hospital with a bloody, broken nose.
Hatfield got back into their stride as James Cook scored under the posts.
Chesham grabbed a neat try with their first real attack, but Hatfield were not finished.
Gill added another try and moments later Adam Pengelly touched down to make the final score 42-8.
The final is played next Saturday at Finchley against the winner of the second semi between Old Ashmoleans or Borehamwood.
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