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Uxbridge fail to register 1st competitive home win.
27.09.2008 Uxbridge 03 – Reading II 58
Uxbridge: 03
Cons: Michael Weymouth

Uxbridge fail to gain their first home win of the season against Reading’s 2nd XV.

Uxbridge 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 2nd 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 is a good side competing in South West Division One, so a loss to their second team was no disgrace. 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 next week against Old Grammarians in Herts/Middx Division 2

Middlesex Merit Table Division 5
27.09.2008 Uxbridge 29 – Hampstead V 38
Uxbridge: 29
Tries: Ralph Allen

Uxbridge came close to getting their Merit table campaign off to a flying start, but wretchedly came unstuck in the last 10 minutes of the game.

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 1st 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.

Next week Uxbridge play away at Old Streetonians in the Merit table hopeful of a win.

Uxbridge are on the verge of fielding a 3rd team so if anyone wants a run out, of any standard from first timer to newcomer, please check out our website and get in touch. www.uxbridgerfc.co.uk

Check out our photos of the game. (Taken by Photographer Gary Baker)



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