Clark is Doncaster Hat Trick Hero

SSE National League 1 Round 7 review

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2013 06:06pm
Harvington, Wychavon
By Nicol McClelland
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Matt Clark was Doncaster's hat-trick hero as the National League One leaders recorded their seventh bonus-point win in a row with a 32-3 victory over Loughborough Students at Castle Park.

Lock Michael Walker-Fitton got the Knights' first try before centre Clark added another on the stroke of half-time and two more after the break.

Second-placed Esher left it late to secure the bonus point away to Worthing, Andy Wright getting the all-important fourth try – and his second of the match – a minute from time. Esher's other tries in the 25-19 win came from Ashley Smith and David Millard.

Unbeaten Rosslyn Park were the only other side in the division to win away on Saturday, Alex Codling's men claiming four points from their short trip across the capital to play Blackheath. Scrum-half Jack [censored] and flanker Sam Swires scored Park's tries, with Scott Snedden kicking two penalties in a 21-8 win at the Rectory Field.

Tom Barrett's imperious kicking maintained Wharfedale's unbeaten home record and sent him to the top of the division's points-scoring chart. Barrett converted all five of his side's tries, one of which he scored himself, and added a penalty goal in the Greens' 38-26 success. Barrett's 18-point haul takes his overall tally for the season to 118. Wharfedale move into the top half of the table as a result of the win, while Coventry slip to fifth.

Positioned between Coventry and Wharfedale are Fylde, who warmed up for next Saturday's trip to Esher with a 38-3 win over Tynedale at The Woodlands. Lock Paul Arnold's made it six tries for the season with a brace of scores.

Henley, who welcome Doncaster to Dry Leas next Saturday, secured an 18-10 win at home to Richmond thanks to a try double from full-back Liam O'Neill and eight points from the boot of James Comben.

A first win of the season continues to elude Hull Ionians who went down 29-13 away to Old Albanians, while Blaydon made it three wins on the bounce with a 24-14 victory against Cinderford at Crow Trees.


Round 7 results, Saturday October 20, 2013

Blackheath 8 Rosslyn Park 21

Blaydon 24 Cinderford 14

Doncaster 32 Loughborough Students 3

Fylde 38 Tynedale 3

Henley 18 Richmond 10

Old Albanians 29 Hull Ionians 13

Wharfedale 38 Coventry 26

Worthing 19 Esher 25


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