Hatfield surge to fourth win in a row after turning on the style in the second half
PUBLISHED: 16:12 10 October 2017
Hatfield Queen Elizabeth turned on the style in the second-half to record a 46-17 win over Fullerians 3rds and stretch their unbeaten run to four games.
The sides were tied at 12-12 but an inspirational half-time team talk from coach Gary Phillips saw a younger and fitter Hatfield come out full of confidence and add five tries.
A canonball run from Charles Jumbo to the corner got the ball rolling before Rob Jack and Joel Nizia got in on the action.
The pair, who had been devasting in attack all game, both crossed the line after good interplay in the backs and this three-try burst left Fullerians unable to respond for long periods.
They did come back with a try of their own but only because Hatfield took their foot off the gas. After that it went frimly back on the Fullerians’ jugular.
A penalty try was awarded to Hatfield after the referee deemed that Jack had been tackled off the ball just short of the line, a decision that also saw the full-back yellowe carded for the remainder of the game.
And it was in this period that Ayomide Cole, making his debut for Hatfield, made a fantastic zig-zag run through the whole Fullerians team and add the final try of the game.
The opening moments of the contest gave no indication of what was to follow after the interval.
HQE started off scrappy and unorganised and with the home side rampant, poor discipline further hindered the men in green.
It all meant unsuprisingly that Fullerians drew first blood and scored in the corner.
It was a score that woke the visitors up and they were level shortly after following a line-out which Jumbo took over the line.
Fullerians scored next but again that just kicked HQE into another gear and after they started putting phases together, a gap opened up in midfield which Jack took full advantage of.
Winger Charlie Gibbs helped keep the scoreboard ticking over landing 13 points in total with the boot.
Captain George Stone said: “I’m very happy with the whole team. All our hard work on the training paddock is starting to pay off.”
Hatfield have a break from league fixtures next week. They are next game is at Roe Hill on October 21 against Enfield Ignations 3rds.