Hemel sink the old enemy

Sam Lowery, Hemel Camelot
Sam Lowery, Hemel Camelot

Hemel Hempstead Camelot 31
 Hammersmith & Fulham 12

The Hemel Hempstead Camelot first team continued their winning run by beating old foes Hammersmith and Fulham for the first time in the seven occasions they have met.

Hemel opened the scoring as Adonis Marmaras ran almost the length of the pitch to score in the corner.

Hammersmith & Fulham’s heavier pack were causing Hemel a few problems and they put their weight advantage to good use by driving up the sides of the rucks until they crossed the Hemel line.

With half-time approaching, Hemel stand-off Richard Woodard made a superb looping run and break before finding centre Ross Willoughby in space to charge under the posts and give his side a 12-5 lead.

Hemel started the second half as they finished the first and, within a minute, winger Carl Buckingham collected a kick to touch down and extend their advantage to 17-5.

Hemel have racked up seven bonus points so far this year and went in hunt of another which was supplied by Woodard who crossed the line and converted for a 24-5 lead.

Hammersmith & Fulham responded with a try of their own, but Camelot wrapped up the win when George Adams touched down.

Hemel move up to third in the league and travel to London Nigerian on Saturday.

The Camelot 2s, meanwhile, maintained their unbeaten record with a 12-7 win at Old Albanians. The third XI were also in action at Old Albanians, winning 33-3.