Tows maintain winning start

James Falvey
James Falvey

Towcestrians recorded their fourth win from four in South West One East on Saturday when they beat Maidenhead 20-16.

Tows found themselves 3-0 behind after a shaky start, but the penalty seemed to spark the visitors into action as they took control of the game with Craig Holton a constant threat.

Maidenhead’s immaculate artificial surface appeared to be suiting Tows’ play as giant second row Kieron Frost and nimble wing Adam Wilkinson both crossed.

The third try came initially from a break created by Luke Rust and finished by fellow centre Pepe Nanci. Falvey converted to give Tows a comfortable lead of 14 points.

However, with half-time looming, an attempted short drop-out led to a panicked kick to touch, and with Tows still recovering, Maidenhead caught them off guard to score under the posts.

After the break, injuries and replacements seemed to disrupt the visitors’ game as Maidenhead began to build pressure with Stephens’ kick reducing the lead further.

Another penalty then brought the hosts to within a point, but Tows kicked their way out of trouble with a drop goal from Ben Rose sealing the win.

This Saturday Tows host Newbury Blues, who also have a 100 per cent winning record so far this season.

Elsewhere, Tows IIs beat Luton IIs 17-7, the IIIs were 49-10 winners at Rushden & Higham and the Colts beat Wellingborough 36-12.