HERTS/MIDDLESEX DIVISION ONE: Old Abbotstonians 40 Old Millhillians 18
Old Abbotstonians finally recorded their first league win of the campaign when they handed whipping boys Old Mill-hillians a 40-18 defeat.
Millhillians have now lost all five league fixtures while the win took Abbots up to third from bottom, with a visit from Harlequin Amateurs to come on Saturday. [25a0] The U15s were unable to build on a good first half as they went down 17-5 to Chesham.
Abbots kept Chesham pinned in their own half for most of the first period and after several scrums and a spell of concerted pressure, Abbots passed to Mason Brindley who saw a gap and went through to score his side's first and only points of the match. Chesham replied with a converted try before half-time and although Abbots started the second half just as strongly as they had the first, with No 8 David Redgrave directing the scrums, they could not take advantage.
Abbots then found themselves under pressure and after halting Che-sham four successive times on their try line, eventually they cracked.
New boys Connor Harrt and star player Ross showed something of their potential with ball in hand and Dan Williams was named tackler of the day, but they could not prevent Chesham adding a third try.
HERTS/MIDDLESEX DIVISION TWO: Old Haberdashers 28 Uxbridge 7
A FAILURE to play the conditions meant struggling Uxbridge left themselves with too much to do in the second half away to high-flying Old Haberdashers.
Uxbridge, without a win in their four league games this season, fought their corner well for much of the first half but tried to spin possession wide when playing uphill and into the wind and rain, instead of playing a tighter game.
The hosts, meanwhile, took advantage of some poor defending to bank all of their 28 points without reply in the first 40 minutes.
With the elements in their favour after the break Uxbridge finally scored through centre Ian Hambley, Glen Curtin adding the conversion and the visiting forwards took the game to their hosts.
They made good headway but Haberdashers defended well and, knowing Uxbridge had to score three more converted tries just to draw level, they had the confidence to kill off the game and send Uxbridge home dejected and defeated.
Uxbridge travel to Wasps Amateurs on Saturday.
* Due to unavoidable last minute absentees in the first team squad, the second team sadly had to cancel their Merit Table match and they hope to be back in action this weekend when they host Old Isle-worthians II in Division Five.
* New players are welcome to join the club - visit their website www.uxbridgerfc.co.uk for details.