Resounding opening win for Brackley

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Brackley marked their return to Midlands 4 East (South) with an emphatic victory over Stamford College Old Boys.

After a hesitant start, the visitors hit a purple patch either side of the interval, totally dominating play and running in five tries within 25 minutes.

Mike Lowdell’s penalty put Brackley into an early lead before Dom Preece went over for the first try of the afternoon, converted by Lowedell.

Mario Vaiese then followed as the visitors began to attack at will with number eight Mark Herlihy charging through the opposition pack, hooker Aaron Loggin crossing in the right corner and full-back Jon Cooper crashing through the midfield defence. Two conversions from Mike Lowdell made the half time score 0-36.

Old Boys rallied in the second half to stem the onslaught, but Brackley cruised to victory with Stefon Bagot-Webb and Seb Johnson adding further tries.

Brackley are at home to Thorney this weekend. The Cambridgeshire outfit overcame Bourne 47-10 last Saturday to slot behind Brackley into fourth place in the league.