Maybury double helps Bracknell RFC sink SwindonBy Lewis Rudd
November 23, 2012
Nico Maybury ran in two tries as Bracknell recorded their fourth win on the spin with a 31-12 victory against Swindon at Lily Hill Park on Saturday.
The host’s lead at the top of the South West One East division, however, has been wiped out by virtue of title rivals Old Centralians picking up the bonus point during their 29-13 win over Marlow.
The Lily Hill Men, though, remain at the summit by virtue of a superior points difference.
Bracknell failed to add to their three tries during the win, meaning they only picked up four points at the weekend and their slender one point advantage at the summit lost.
Ceri Cummings’ fine form with the boot continued. He kicked the home side into the lead with an early penalty before adding the extras to Maybury’s opening try in the 12th minute.
The touchdown came minutes after coach Rory Greenslade-Jones was forced into an early change, with Tom Chennel replacing centre Ben Nowak, whose afternoon came to a premature end through injury.
Cummings then added another nine points to his individual account – all coming via penalties – as the home side comfortably led 19-0 at the break.
A tactical change during the interval saw Michael Clarke introduced for George Milligan at centre, and the replacement was quickly involved with proceedings as Maybury crossed the line a second time to put the Lily Hill Men 24-0 ahead.
Cummings made no mistake with the conversion and Bracknell were cruising.
Swindon, though, who came into the encounter sitting third in the table, were keen to be no pushovers and grabbed their first points of the afternoon when centre Paul Wakefield grounded the ball behind the Bracknell goal line.
Team mate Tim Berry cleared the posts to secure the extras and the deficit was reduced to 19 points.
A comeback from the Wiltshire outfit never looked likely and Bracknell’s dominance on proceedings saw them add a third try when Cummings capped off a fine individual performance with a score of his own.
The full-back missed the resulting conversion as the hosts had to settle for a final points score of 31.
But that was not the end of the scoring, as Sam Williams crossed the line for a second try.
Bracknell will be looking to stretch their winning run to five games when they make the short trip to Windsor tomorrow.
Bracknell: Cummings, Burch, Brember, Nowak (Chennel 9), Mackay, Antonelli, Ap Dafydd, Mirza, Silvester (Milligan 60), Petelo (Silvester 72), Barry (Bailey 55), Plant, Brambley, Milligan (Clark 40), Maybury.