4:20pm Friday 4th October 2013
STOW-on-the-Wold Rugby Club powered to their first Southern Counties North victory of the season against Swindon College Old Boys.
They romped home 43-7 to claim a try bonus point and move up to seventh in the table .
Swindon came out with all guns blazing against their former Berks/Bucks and Oxon Premier Division foes but Stow defended well.
Stow’s first score came when the hosts failed to make touch with a penalty and Stow countered for James Holmes to dive over with Nick Cafearo converting.
Swindon levelled with a converted try, but Cafearo edged Stow back ahead with a penalty and the visitors took control.
George Roddan stepped inside the defenders and offloaded to Richard Huggett for a try which Cafearo converted.
Stow extended their lead when the backs switched play and Craig Chapman crashed up the middle before passing to Huggett for his second.
Cafearo added the extras to make it 24-7 at half-time.
Stow carried on where they left off after the interval and Bradley Wrench twice went close but was bundled into touch just short.
John Ford and Andrew Piercey made ground before, from a turn-over, the ball was swung left for Holmes to score with Cafearo converting again.
Stow went down to 14 men after a yellow card but it did not make any difference.
Alex Kelley was stopped short but Huggett quickly recycled for captain Tim Peachey to score. Cafearo added the extras.
There was time for one more try as the forwards attacked up the centre before Kelley used his pace to run clear and score in the corner.
Cafearo’s last kick drifted wide but Stow won in style and they host fourth-placed Reading Abbey on Saturday (3pm).
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