Tows notch third straight win

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Towcestrians notched up their third win of the season with a 29-25 victory over recently-relegated Maidenhead on Saturday.

The hosts took an early lead through Mike Virgo’s penalty, but Tows’ reply was swift as Dave Stocks set up George Symonds for the opening try, which was converted by the ever-reliable James Falvey.

Both sides looked to play an expansive game, and it began to pay off for the home side – a try and a penalty put them 13-7 up.

However, poor discipline cost Maidenhead and Tows took full advantage with a try for Ben Roe shortly before half time, and the Tows pressure continued into the second half as they scored a further try through Chrissie George, converted by Falvey.

Again Maidenhead hit back to take a 25-22 lead, but the visitors launched a full-scale assault on the home team’s line, with a series of five-metre scrums leading Symonds crashing over. Falvey converted and Tows held on to seal a terrific four-point victory.

Tows IIs also won, beating Syston 26-19, as did the IIIs, who defeated Wellingborough 21-10.