RUISLIP Rugby U14s ended their season with a solid performance at the Amersham 10s Tournament.
A long injury list forced the maroons to play their games witHOut a recognised scrum or fly-half but Dean Richardson, wHO normally plays HOoker, and flanker Reece Blake filled the roles comfortably.
Their involvement was ended in a 12-5 defeat to Chinnor but they can take heart from beating Berkshire champions Windsor 12-7. Tries from skipper Robert Baragwanath and Ben Edwards saw Ruislip erase the memory of their 27-0 defeat by the same opponents last season.
Ruislip also beat Buckingham 10-0 and Tabard 29-0.
RUISLIP survived a determined Ealing comeback to climb to sixth in the league.
They led 7-19 at the break but a storming second-half display from the hosts almost got them their reward, yet a late missed conversion proved to be the difference between the two sides.
Joe Little converted Alfie Lacey's early try before Lacey crossed the whitewash minutes later to give Ruislip a 12-point lead.
Abdel Saed's score was converted by Little as the visitors strengthened their grip, but a poor decision to run the ball from under their posts from the restart backfired. Ealing turned the ball over, kicked through and their centre won the footrace to score.
The Hosts reduced the gap further with two penalties before grabbing a second try and taking a quick tap penalty. H0wever, the Ealing fly-half looked on in HOrror as he fluffed his conversion attempt, which surely would have secured a victory.
RUISLIP won the North West Middlesex Cup on Wednesday with a thrilling 17-14 win against a lively Wasps outfit, in their fourth consecutive appearance in the final.
Skipper Oliver Huddle was relieved to collect the trophy.
Wasps started the game in impressive style and the Ruislip defence needed to HOld tight to withstand the early onslaught. But they rode the storm and broke the deadlock when a well-worked backs from full-back Sam Perez put Tish Edwards in at the corner to score.
Wasps were soon back in the game with a vengeance as two up-and-unders led to a pair of converted tries.
H0wever, Ruislip fought back into the game and a series of drives eventually led to a try for Chunky Long.
Their forwards were now giving the Wasps pack a torrid time and eventually after another demolished scrum, No 8 Paul Fagan crashed over to score the winning try.