National League 1 round 17 review
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Barking lead National One by seven points after victory over Cambridge in last week’s top of the table clash. In a disjointed affair at Wests Renault Park,
Barking outscored their hosts three tries to one after Cambridge led 9-0 at the interval. The 21-14 defeat was Cambridge’s second successive setback at
home, and they have now been overhauled in the table – on games won – by London Scottish. Nineteen points from the boot of fly- half James Brown and
three tries helped the Exiles to a 34-23 victory over Rosslyn Park.
Also returning to action for the first time since December 11 were Macclesfield who will be hoping to make it a hat- trick of home losses for Cambridge when
they meet on Saturday. The Cheshire side, sitting comfortably in fourth, registered a try bonus point win over Cinderford when centre Richard Hughes
crashed over in the final minute.
Launceston won their first game in 2011 to breath fresh life into their survival bid. After conceding a third minute try to Otley, the Cornish All Blacks quickly
rallied and scored three tries to win 25-15.
Cornish rivals Redruth were one of only two teams to win on the road after a late Richard Brown try sealed an 18-14 success at Blackheath.
Elsewhere, improving Coventry were good value for a 25-19 win over Sedgley Park, Blaydon made it four wins in a row after a 31-10 victory at home to
Stourbridge and at the sixth time of asking Wharfedale beat Tynedale.Like Rugby World? Subscribe to the magazine for the latest comprehensive content.
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