Tows bounce back with Maidenhead win

James Falvey hits three points. Picture by Jake McNulty
James Falvey hits three points. Picture by Jake McNulty

Towcestrians got their season back on track when they bounced back from last week’s defeat with a 28-17 victory over Maidenhead at the weekend.

An injury-ravaged Towcester side, who handed a debut to Callum Garwood at scrum half, made a poor start the visiting winger was allowed to cross for an early try.

The extras were added before James Falvey replied with a penalty, only for Maidenhead to score a second try.

Eventually the home side upped their game and got on top with Pep Nanci scoring under the posts for a try converted by Falvey to bring Tows to within two points at half-time.

Immediately from the restart, Tows had the lead through a Falvey penalty, but a sustained spell of pressure then saw the visitors touch down to regain the advantage.

The conversion was missed, however, as was a penalty attempt moments later and that proved costly for the visitors when Tows drove over for their second try.

The final ten minutes belonged to Tows with two exceptional tries, scored by Falvey and then Nanci, wrapping up a bonus-point victory.

Towcestrians, who remain second in South West One East, travel to Newbury Blues this weekend.

Elsewhere, Tows IIs lost 17-12 at Luton IIs.