Late man Rhys earns Romford reward
PUBLISHED: 16:45 15 November 2011
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Davies try keeps 100 per cent record alive
Romford & Gidea Park coach Mark Collins felt his side fully deserved their 12-11 success at Hampstead at the weekend.
Rhys Davies was the late hero as Park maintained their 100 per cent record in London Two North East at the expense of Hampstead’s perfect run.
And Collins said: “It was our third early start (a 1pm kick-off), but we set our stall out and the boys were fantastic.
“I was really, really pleased. Hampstead did what we expected. They came out of the blocks hard, played good open rugby with offloads and decoys and put the pressure on.
“But all they got was a penalty. Our defence was solid. Our back line defended manfully and the forwards were superb at scrum time.”
Jack Ford cancelled out Hampstead’s penalty with a try, converted by Louis Stevens, before the interval.
But Hampstead scored in the corner after the restart and added another penalty to move 11-7 up.
Park looked to have missed their chance when Stevens knocked on and Rhys Davies was held up just short.
But they kept pushing and got their reward when Davies took a pass from Phillips to go over with only two minutes remaining.
Collins added: “It was a very good try. Our support play was excellent. We expected a hard game and that’s what we got.”
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