Victory over Luton RFC
A six try haul saw the Old Priorians move up to 4th in the league with a 43-3 win against strugglers Luton RFC at Perivale on Saturday.
The OP's came into the match off the back of a disappointing defeat to Chingford the previous Saturday. However, with a decent crowd basking in the October sunshine, the Priorians were confident of getting the W.
It was the visitors who enjoyed the better of the opening 10 minutes, putting sustained pressure on the Old Priorians line. Resolute defence, including a number of outstanding turnovers restricted Luton to just a three point lead, before the OP's struck.
Solid set piece ball in the middle of the park, before a well executed backs move saw Jack Dever hang a beauty of a pass for centre partner David Wilkie to burst onto and put James Booth away in the corner. Mikey Mullins slotted the extras to give the OP's a 7-3 lead.
Wilkie was involved again minutes later after he linked with Michael Simpson who tore his was through the Luton defence before feeding Wilkie who then put away the bulldozing Dan Porter for the score. Arguably the best move of the match set up the OP's third try as George Mastrovic coasted through a gap in the centre of the pitch, floated an offload over a defender to centre Jack Wheeler who then fed Porter for his brace.
It took the Old Priorians until the latter stages of the second half to secure the try bonus point following a lull after half time that saw Simon Jukes sent to the bin. Liam Dolan making his first appearance of the season for the Twisters picked up where he left off for the Saints the Weekend before, showing the pace of a cheetah and power of a rhino to get over for the score after some great work from Simpson and Porter.
Michael Simpson set about seeing off the match in fine fashion, sniping from rucks, he picked out tired forwards and showed what a dangerous runner he is in adding two tries either side of a James Booth effort to seal a very convincing win.
The Old Priorians next match will be a tougher test against the second place team in the league, Thurrock.
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7th October 2015