Uckfield 2s extend 100% record with convincing win over Burgess Hill

Craig Walker in action. Picture by Shona Cranford
Craig Walker in action. Picture by Shona Cranford
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URFC IIs travelled to Burgess Hill with a particularly strong back line and high hopes of maintaining their run and lead at the top of the table.

The game started with the home side’s big pack dominant in the scrums, which was to remain the case until injury and tiredness took their toll in the second half. However every time URFC got the ball wide they looked like scoring, and the first try duly came when a kick and chase from Toby Keogh allowed him to outpace the defence and score in the corner. He missed the conversion, and the home side replied with a try of their own, conversion also missed. BH were then awarded a penalty and extra yards for back-chatting allowed a goal shot which was converted URFC 8-5 down.

However Liam Olive put Zac Mellett away for a score, followed by one for Olive himself, created by Simon Lewis. Both these conversions were missed, then Keogh put Richard Holman in for the final try of the half which he also converted. Halftime 8-22.

The second half began with a try for Darren Clarke, which was converted by Keogh, and a great effort from Connor Fleming, who ran through the defence from his own half, also converted.

By this time BH had suffered injury and were down to 13 men, and struggling to contain a rampant away side. 2 more tries were scored, by the outstanding Harry Cook, and Oliver Cooper, one converted by Keogh, leaving a final score of 8-48. Now 3 points clear at the top, URFC will face their toughest challenge of the season next week at home to Hastings and Bexhill.