Tring gearing up for massive playoff clash with Guildford

Tring skipper Nick Radley will be looking to lead his side to promotion
Tring skipper Nick Radley will be looking to lead his side to promotion
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Tring take on Guildford this weekend in a massive clash as they attempt to clinch promotion back to Level 5 and regain their place in the national leagues – a remarkable feat for an amateur side.

Tring finished the regular season with a thumping 68-12 win at Luton as, for the second week in a row, the son of a former first team player scored four tries.

Last week it was captain Nick Radley, and this week’s awesome foursome was scored by Tommy Ward.

Despite fielding a much-changed side, Tring dominated a tough Luton outfit and never took their foot off the gas.

Harry McCartney returned to the side following injury and was ever-present at the ruck, while Dan Wilton marked his first team debut with strong running throughout. Try scorers were Ward (4), Goss-Lambourne (2) Preston (2) and Rose (2). Criddle kicked nine conversions.

That will give Tring a big confidence boost ahead of this Saturday’s clash with Guildford, who finished second in London 1 South.

Tring are playing at home, kick-off is 3pm and there is £5 entry fee which is imposed by the RFU to cover the away team’s travelling expenses and to promote grassroots rugby.

There will be a barbecue and an outside bar so get there early and join in the festivities.