London Cornish earn first league victory in style
LONDON CORNISH 47 TEDDINGTON 22
London Cornish gained their first London 2 South West League win of the season with a demolition job of local rivals Teddington, writes Ben Gilby
After an early exchange of penalties, Cornish began to take control, and the pack began to assert their authority.
A rolling maul led to a try from Chris Anstey, which Luke Spells converted.
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This lead was extended following some super, high speed passing, which ended with Will Carew-Gibbs dotting down. Spells added the extras once more.
Just before the break, Spells sent a penalty between the posts and then a huge rolling maul resulted in Mike Bond going over for a 25-3 half-time lead.
The second half opened with Cornish is total command, and the bonus point try was celebrated on 49 minutes with Mike Bond driven over once more.
Teddington then rallied and scored two tries in seven minutes thanks to Chris Bethel and Phillipe Saldanha.
Cornish came back with a bang in the last 10 minutes thanks to Mark Osei-Tutu propelled over the line by the powerful pack.
The final Cornish try, their sixth of the afternoon was a sensational solo effort from Matt Hakes, who went on a mazy 25m run to put the ball down under the posts.