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South London Storm 52 ? 14 West London Sharks
The Tradewind Recruitment South London Storm won the battle of the undefeated sides with a resounding victory over the West London Sharks Saturday.
Wests were missing two stars in Mark Barnes and Trevor Leota and while matching the Storm physically, had few answers to the Storm's ability to offload or their defence.
After a well contested first half, the Storm led 16-4 with some great defense holding out the Sharks while putting on 3 tries of their own. A devastating 20 minute assault to open the second half stunned the Sharks and blew the score out to 48-4, with South showing some magical attacking play. Wests scored 2 late consolation tries, but South London were outstanding on the day, winning 52-14.
Travers Bonney at prop was a powerhouse for Wests, playing the full 80 minutes and featuring numerous strong runs. It was impossible to single players out for Souths with every player in the backs and forwards at the top of their game, but player's vote went to half Dave Wilson.
Conference London & South
Hemel Stags 42 ? 18 South London Storm ?A?
HEMEL STAGS remain top of the division after seeing off SOUTH LONDON STORM 48-18. Matt Fuller opened the scoring for the Storm; James Ellershaw , Ernie Evans and Tom Aiken replying to give the Stags an 18-4 half time lead.
Anthony Strelitz , Cox and Aiken hit the visitors with three touchdowns in ten minutes at the start of the second half, Ashley Fryson making it 42-4. Mark Nesbitt, Charlie Crewe and Chris Beavan brought respectability to the visiting ranks before Strelitz completed the scoring.