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Nuneaton on top form yet again with a magnificent 7; JUNIOR RUGBY ROUND-UP.

NUNEATON remain top of the table after a commanding 25-8 victory away to Longton for their seventh consecutive win.

Joseph Wilson opened the scoring for the visitors with a try on nine minutes before Grant Hallam hit back for Longton with a penalty.

But Wilson kicked one of his own and then converted after Mark Lingard went over to put Nuneaton 15-3 ahead at the break.

Further tries from Thomas Smitham and Todd Bullions ensured maximum points for the league leaders, with Craig Wilson touching down for the hosts late on.

Old Halesonians blew the chance to keep the pace as a late pushover try from Matt Fearn condemned them to a 30-26 defeat at Hinckley.

Halesonians were second in the standings at the start of play and led 19-6 at the break after two tries from Luke Smith and one from Chris Hooper.

Fearn crossed the line only for Hooper to do the same, before Hinckley mounted a fine late comeback to take the victory.

Joe Glover converted a penalty try and then kicked a penalty, and the turnaround was complete as Tom Moxon added the extras after Hearn went over again.

Broadstreet kept up the pressure at the top as they swept aside Sandbach with a convincing 45-19 triumph.

Matthew Solomon, Bean Carney and Ben Dawes were amongst the try scorers for Broadstreet, with Lee Chapman kicking five out of seven conversions.

Sandbach got three tries of their own through John Smith, Simon Verbickus and Benny Elliot but it proved to be in vain.

Alex White was the star of the show for Sutton Coldfield as he got two tries, three conversions and a penalty in their 29-3 victory at struggling Syston.

Brook Davies and Fraser Tait also crossed the line for Sutton, while Syston remain in the relegation zone.

Elsewhere in the division, Bournville missed the chance to climb the table as they suffered a heavy 30-3 defeat at home to Scunthorpe.

Bottom club Bedford Athletic were denied a crucial victory by a lastminute try as they lost 22-20 to South Leicester, while fellow strugglers Lymm beat Newport (Salop) 30-12.
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Dec 1, 2013
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