Reading II 58 Uxbridge 3
Uxbridge went down to a heavy defeat in this friendly with Reading and are still seeking their first win of the season.
They were expecting to play in the EDF Vase against Old Economicals RFC early last week, but ended up honouring their prearranged friendly with Reading's seconnd XV.
The frustration at not being able to cement a win at this stage of the season showed on the faces of the defeated Uxbridge players as they left the field.
Reading are a good side competing in South West Division One,so a loss to their second team was no disgrace.
However, the manner of the defeat is concerning everyone at the club and very little optimism could be grasped from such a poor string of resounding defeats.
Uxbridge continue to train hard, hoping that their luck will change away this Saturday against Old Grammarians in Herts/Middx Division Two.
In the Middlesex Merit Table Division Five,Uxbridge came close to getting their campaign off to a flying start, but wretchedly came unstuck in the last 10 minutes of the game losing 38-29 against Hampstead V.
Uxbridge had only been 29-31 behind and were given a penalty to kick to take the lead, but sadly missed it.
In the following few phases of play Uxbridge coughed up possession to give Hampstead an easy try to kill the game off.
The pick of the crop of the Uxbridge tries was scored by first team prop Ralph Allen. Sprinting off the side of a rolling maul, a mixture of experience,momentum and gravity helped Allen crash through the last despairing defenders to score.
This weekend Uxbridge play away at Old Streetonians in the Merit table hopeful of a win.
Uxbridge are on the verge of fielding a third team so if anyone wants a run out, of any standard from first timer to newcomer, please check out the website www.uxbridgerfc.co.uk