FT: Skolars 60-12 Hemel Stags

London Skolars recorded a resounding victory with a 60-12 victory over Hemel Stags.

Full match report to follow.

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Skolars fans may be aware of some unfamiliar faces come Friday afternoon as the club teams up with the London finals of Miss Great Britain.

 

Up up to twenty of the contestants for the competition being held next month will be cheering on the Skolars. They will also be joined by self made millionaire and Lamborghini enthusiast Danny Lambo who is the CEO of the London competition. Danny will be bringing his notice and joy, a Lamborghini with the loudest exhaust in the country. Both the car and Miss GB contestants will be on hand for photo opportunities and to discuss next month’s competition.

 

 

Having trailed at the half way mark, a resurgent second half performance by the Skolars secured their winning streak at the Prince of Wales stadium in Cheltenham.

Words: Chris Wilson

Mike Brown’s first try opened the scoring after three minutes as he broke Mo Agoro’s tackle to score in the corner. However, the All Golds responded and Steve Parry went over for his 50th try for the All Golds, as usual from close range after a good kick-chase had won a goalline dropout.

 

Kieran Hyde’s goal gave the home side the lead and his kick to the corner for Agoro to score reather too easily for the Skolars’ liking.

 

The All Golds then scored on their next set, Phil Cowburn slicing through to send Joe McClean under the posts.

 

Brown closed the gap with his second score following a superb run by Jake Melling who broke three tackles on a 30-metre run to give Brown his score.

 

Lawrence added the goal but, just before the break, Agoro scored after a neat interchange of passes between Billy Brickhill and Jay Lobwein sent him over.

 

The second half took a while to get into gear but the Skolars took control of the game in the third quarter with tries from Louis Robinson and Sadiq Adebiyi both powerful efforts and both under the posts giving Lawrence two goals and the Skolars a two point lead.

 

All Golds coach Lee Greenwood was unhappy with his side’s performance after the break. “The second half was pretty poor really,” he said. “We know what Skolars are about and what they are good at and what they do and we couldn’t combat it at all.

 

“I thought their middles totally got on top of ours in the second half and we weren’t smart enough to do anything about it really.”

 

The All Golds had their chances. Jay Lobwein failed to gather Hyde’s kick to the posts for what would have been a six-pointer but for the Skolars, Sam Nash similarly couldn’t control the ball after Lawrence’s kick eluded Chris Barlow.

 

Back to back penalties gave Hyde the chance to level the scores with a two-pointer with ten minutes left before Lawrence stepped up to cap a strong drive with his first drop goal and a 23-22 lead.

 

Parry lost the ball over the line as he burrowed for a try before Lawrence repeated the trick to extend the Skolars’ lead to two points. In the last minute, he hit the post with what would have been a remarkable hat-trick of kicks but he had already edged his side over the line.

 

ALL GOLDS: Phil Cowburn; Mo Agoro, Billy Brickhill, Steve Nield, Chris Barlow; Daniel Fallon, Kieran Hyde; Harry Kidd, Steve Parry (C), James Walter; Harrison Elliott, Joe McClean, Chris Worrall; Subs: Jay Lobwein, Paddy Jones, Ollie Purslow, Malikhi Lloyd Jones.

 

Tries: Parry (9), Agoro (14, 38), McClean (17)

Goals: Hyde 3 from 5

 

SKOLARS: Jake Melling; Sam Nash, Josh Allison, Kameron Pearce-Paul, Michael Brown; Jermaine Coleman, Charlie Lawrence; Callum Bustin, Ben Pointer, Simona Vavega; Eddie Mbaraga, Lamont Bryan; Ryan Chester. Subs: Billy Driver, Louis Robinson, Michael Sykes, Sadiq Adebiyi.

 

Tries: Brown (3, 24), Robinson (54), Adebiyi (59)

Goals: Lawrence 3 from 4

Drop goals: Lawrence (73, 78)

 

SCORING SEQUENCE:

0-4, 6-4, 10-4, 16-4, 16-10, 20-10, 20-16, 20-22, 22-22, 22-23, 22-24

 

Penalty count: 5-10

Half-time: 20-10

Referee: Nick Bennett

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At London Skolars we are proud of our standing as a family club. We’ve recently seen a growth in family participation and hope to extend this soon with the introduction of a women’s team. Our aspiration is to be a sports club for the whole family.

Easter holidays can be an expensive time for families with the cost of a day out to a sporting event, theme park or shopping being a significant expense. We would like to ease that burden by offering those attending the London Broncos vs Toulouse match a 25% discount on match day tickets to see the south east derby between London Skolars and Hemel Stags.

We have moved our kick off time back to 4pm to allow fans to make the journey across London from Ealing.

Discounted tickets must be bought in advance, use the discount code ‘LONDON’ to activate your discount. You should bring your Broncos season ticket or match ticket in order to gain entry with a discount. Failure to produce will result in having to pay the additional 25%.

The day will comprise of street food, a real ale festival and much more including the St Helens vs Wigan derby being screened in the 1995 bar after the game.

To book your match tickets visit our Eventbrite ticketing portal by clicking here.

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