Kilburn Cosmos 10
THEY might have thrown away a half-time lead against the league leaders – but Uxbridge still managed to take a share of the spoils against Kilburn Cosmos on Saturday, writes Tim Street.
Tom Cummins gave the hosts the lead with a charge-down try, converted by Mickey Weymouth, who slotted a penalty too as Uxbridge went 10-0 up.
But the visitors pulled back three points before the break, then scored their try midway through the second half before levelling the scores with a touchline conversion.
Director of rugby Gareth Nicholls said: “The weather didn’t allow for a free flowing game. It was a bit of a mud bath and not a day for running rugby.
“They were difficult conditions for both sides. It turned into a territorial game, getting the ball into the opposition 22 and waiting for mistakes.
“For all that, it was good to get a draw against the league leaders, which means we are still unbeaten at home, a record we need to keep up if we are to have any chance of promotion.
“It will be difficult now as we are sixth, and we have some tough games coming in, but we do still have a bonus point owing to us from the Saracens Amateurs game which has not showed up yet due to an administration error.”
Uxbridge are due to host Kent One side Dartfordians in the RFU Vase on Saturday, but have warned that the pitch will probably need a couple of days without rain to dry out if the game is to go ahead.
They then return to league action with a derby against Ickenham in a fortnight’s time, which Nicholls admitted is always a tough encounter.
Following a poor start to the season, Ickenham have turned things around and are up to eighth in the table following a 26-9 win at Chess Valley on Saturday.