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London Cornish up and running at the expense of Teddington
8:00am Tuesday 24th September 2013 in Other Rugby News
By Ben Gilby
London Cornish gained their first league win of the London Division Two South West season with a 47-22 demolition job of rivals Teddington.
After an early exchange of penalties, Cornish began to take control, and the pack began to assert their authority.
A rolling maul led to a try from Chris Anstey, which Luke Spells converted.
The lead was extended following some high-speed passing, which ended with Will Carew-Gibbs dotting down, and Spells adding the extras once more.
Just before the break, Spells sent a penalty between the posts and then a huge rolling maul resulted in Mike Bond going over for a 25-3 half-time lead.
The second half opened with Cornish is total command, and the bonus point try was celebrated on 49 minutes with Mike Bond driven over once more.
Teddington then rallied and scored two tries in seven minutes thanks to Chris Bethel and Phillipe Saldanha.
Cornish came back with a bang in the last 10 minutes thanks to Mark Osei-Tutu propelled over the line by the powerful pack.
The final Cornish try, their sixth of the afternoon was a sensational solo effort from Matt Hakes, who went on a mazy 25m run to put the ball down under the posts.
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