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Upcoming Fixtures 

Saturday

 1st XV Ivybridge (A) SWP 2.30
2nd XV Windsor II (A) BBO1
3rd XV Newbury III (H) BBO4S 2:00

Sunday

Colts Amersham & Chiltern (H) BBO 12.30
U16A Guildford (A) F
U15A Reading Abbey (A) BYL
U15B No session as STAGS BYL
U14A Windsor (A) BYLC Berks Cup
U14B Windsor (A) BYLC Berks Cup
U13A Reading (A) BERKS CUP
U13B Reading (A) BERKS CUP
Minis Reading (A)

 
 
 
The Six Nations Live 
 

 
 
 
Rugby round-up: Maidenhead RFC underwhelm in bonus-point victory over Lydney RFC
 
Maidenhead 27 (12), Lydney 21 (7) 

Maidenhead recorded a historic, if unmemorable, 30th consecutive league victory at Braywick with an underwhelming performance against relegation strugglers Sydney. 

The visitors, having moved off the bottom of the South West Premier Division table the previous week following a crucial win over rivals Hornets, produced a committed, spirited display which belied their lowly position in the table. 

They showed plenty of energy and intent, especially in the first half, and, in the wet conditions, ran their hosts closer than most teams have managed this season. Maids, by their own impeccable standards at home, were off the pace in the first 40 minutes – missing the counter-attacking threat of Jaryd Robinson at fullback who went off with a shoulder injury after a few minutes. 

Maids only took some semblance of control in the second period. Lydney pocketed the lead on four minutes when No.5 Dave Bennett crashed over following a lineout. Ollie Lock converted the extras. In a scrappy first half, Maids did just enough with the possession they had to end the half 12-7 ahead. 

Hooker Mark Darlington scored on nine minutes from close range as he was driven over by Maids' pack, and then on 30 minutes more Maids pressure – this time three successive scrums – led to the awarding of a penalty try. Maids were more dominant after half-time, No.8 Dave Cole coming on as an impact sub and soon making his presence felt. 

On 55 minutes winger Scott Prince pounced on a grubber kick from Keohane to give Maids some breathing space despite Keohane's conversion attempt bouncing off the upright. However, 17-7 quickly became 17-14 as Maids' errors were punished by Lydney. First, Keohane failed to find touch from a penalty, and the clearance from Lydney was then dropped in midfield by Cole. 

The visitors made the most of these self inflicted wounds with a tap-and-go penalty from their own half which impressive winger Reuben Haile finished well. 

Lock converted successfully. In an edgy climax to the match, in which there were more spills than thrills, Simon Churchyard off-loaded for Cole who bagged Maids' fourth try and secure a bonus point. Keohane's precise conversion made it 24-14. The centre later added a penalty to extend the lead by three more points. 

But Lydney refused to give up, earning themselves a bonus point for finishing within seven points of their hosts by scoring a pushover try against the foot of the post in the final play of the game. Lock was credited with the touchdown and the conversion which ended the scoring on 27-21. 

This low-key, nervy encounter will not be remembered for long by Maids' players or spectators, but the hosts did enough to grab another bonus-point success and maintain their prized home form. 

Maids are still fourth in the table, but level on points with third-placed Newton Abbot.  
 
 
 
The 400 Club draw for January 2018
 
The 400 Club draw for January 2018 was held prior to the match with Lydney on Saturday 20th January 2018. 

 The draw was made by Lydney's President Derek Pomeroy 

 Winners:
1st Prize £100 Andy Emmanuel 
 2nd Prize £50 D R Goodman 
 3rd Prize £30 Kevin Young

 
 
SW Premier
 
 
     
  Team  
     
     
  P  
     
     
  Pts  
     
 
     
  Dings Crusaders
Bournemouth
Newton Abbot
Maidenhead
Cleve
Exmouth
Ivybridge
Bracknell
Brixham
Weston-s-Mare
Newbury Blues
Camborne
Hornets
Lydney
 
     
     
 
17
17
17
17
17
16
17
17
16
17
17
17
17
17
 
     
     
 
71
60
56
56
51
48
41
39
38
38
35
33
23
20
 
     
 
 
BBO1
 
 
     
  Team  
     
     
  P  
     
     
  Pts  
     
 
     
  Bracknell II Maidenhead II Chinnor III
Am & Chiltern II
Witney II
Redingensians III
Newbury II 
Windsor II
Henley III
Reading Abbey Aylesbury II
 
     
     
 
12
12
12
12
12
11
11
12
11
11
12
 
     
     
 
58
53
48
33
26
25
24
22
18
11
0
 
     
 
 
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