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Forthcoming Fixtures

Saturday

1st XV Reading (H) SW1E 3:00
2nd XV Bracknell II (H) BBO1 3:00
3rd XV Buckingham III (H) BBO3 3:00

Sunday

ColtsB Henley (H) BBO
U16 Ruislip (H) F
U14A TOUR - Bournemouth (A) F
U14B Tour Bournemouth (A) F
U13A Oxford Harlequins (H) F
U13B Oxford Harlequins (H) F
Minis Reading (A)

Recent Results

1st XV Oxford Harlequins 21 Maidenhead 36
2nd XV Reading II 0 Maidenhead 43
3rd XV Maidenhead 27 Reading III 28

 
 
 
Maidenhead RFC take tighter grip on title with win at Oxford Harlequins RFC while rivals lose
 
Oxford Harlequins 21 (7), Maidenhead RFC 36 (24) 

Regardless of their flawed performance at Oxford Harlequins, Maidenhead enjoyed virtually the perfect outcome on this pivotal day in the South West 1 East title race; bagging a bonus point win while seeing nearest rivals Old Patesians lose to Newbury. 

The upshot is that Maids are now odds-on favourites to finish top, realistically needing two wins from their last three matches which are at home to relegated Reading, away to Reading Abbey and then climaxing at home to Royal Wootton Bassett. 


Dick of the Day - Lewis Jones

At Marston Ferry Road, Maids stitched together a patchy display against a powerful, in-form Harlequins side which has seen them lose just one of their previous nine matches. To Maids' credit they turned in a solid first half effort despite going up hill and into a strong wind, slowly strangling the life out of Quins who had taken an early lead through Huw Dimond. Maids made the most of their possession to score four tries through well executed moves from Tom Finnie, Ed Keohane, Scott Prince and Perry Jansen. 

The 24-7 lead at the break should have set them up for a rampant second half with a tiring Harlequins side up against the elements. Initially, that's how it proved with the excellent Frank O'Keefe grabbing try No.5 for the visitors. However the hosts showed their form and power, and knowledge of how to play on their ground in those conditions, by snatching two tries of their own scored by Adam Neal and Sam Watkinson. 

With Quins enjoying most of the possession and pressure, and the gap between the teams just 10 points, Maids did not put the result beyond doubt until the final play of the match when Finnie finished off a counter-attack with his second try. 

He missed the extras, to leave his conversion rate at 50 percent, but his commitment, like every Maids player, especially those who seemed to playing with injuries or running on empty, was 100 per cent. 
 
 
 
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Maidenhead Eagles
   
The team took a while to get started against Beaconsfield going down 1 try but eventually coming through to win 3 tries to 2. Henley next sweeping them aside 6 – 0 same result against Reading Abbey and final pool match against Oxford Harlequins coming through with 5 1 victory.

This left them pool winners and final against the favourite of local rivals Windsor. Maidenhead took the honours 4 2 to win the very special Harry Mills Trophy. Coaches thought the last 3 games were some of the best rugby played by the team this season.

Maidenhead Falcons

Entered in to the B Pool narrowly missing out on top spot in the pool by try difference. A fantastic performance by the Falcons considering the pool had 2 other A teams. This left a playoff place against a very strong side from Pontyclun narrowly missing the spoils by just one try.

Josh Barry coach Stew stated it was great to see both Maidenhead Sides playing the same style of teamwork rugby.

MARLOW RUGBY FESTIVAL SATURDAY 25TH MARCH 

A sunny Saturday morning saw Maidenhead RFC U9 Hurricanes travel to Marlow Mini Rugby festival, notching up 23 tries and 4 wins in 4 games. 

The first match against Beaconsfield started well when R Deans started his swansong tournament for Maidenhead with an early hat-trick. After four fabulous seasons representing Maids, R Deans leaves a vacant spot as he transfers next season. 

Reading Abbey provided the opposition in the second game with tries from O Myall, O Collins and O Leaf resulting in a 7-1 victory. Maids then faced home team Marlow. Fabulous team pressure resulted in turnover balls, some great tries from J O'Donnell and S King and another victory. 

The final game was a close affairs between two tired teams, Oxford Harlequins put up stiff competition, running in 2 tries but were no match for the stupendous tackling of A Macleod, and tries from J Hyslop and G Forward scoring 5 in all to win the game. 

With just the Newbury festival on the last day of regular season and then an end of season tour to Brean Sands, the team are demonstrating some great skills in their first season of 'contact rugby'. Ian Davis's coaching team should be proud of their hard work. 

The Spitfires faced tough opposition from Amersham, Oxford Harlequins, Marlow and Reading Abbey. They started brightly in the first game, driving forward with strong runs and some saving tackles reducing the score line for Amersham. Zach made a fantastic catch and strong run forward. In the second game Peter put in some strong tackles and runs. 

The team scored twice and closed down Oxford quickly when they had the ball making for a close second half. Conversely in the third game the Spitfires held their own in the first half but were unable to sustain the pressure from Marlow in the second. 

The final game against Reading started well with a try from Sam in the opening seconds. Unfortunately the game was lost in the first half and could not be saved despite a strong and spirited late fight back with two further tries for the Spitfires. The Spitfires enjoyed the day but despite scoring 6 tries were unable to chalk up a win against tough opposition
 
 
SW1 East
 
 
     
  Team  
     
     
  P  
     
     
  Pts  
     
 
     
  Maidenhead 
Old Patesians
Newbury Blues
Witney
Old Centralians
Banbury
Grove
Royal Wootton B
Oxford Harlequins
Swindon
Reading Abbey
Chippenham
Windsor
Reading
 
     
     
  23
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
 
     
     
  98
91
90
62
62
55
54
50
48
48
45
45
44
20
 
     
 
 
BBO1
 
 
     
  Team  
     
     
  P  
     
     
  Pts  
     
 
     
  Chinnor III 
Maidenhead II
Am & Chiltern II 
Bracknell II
Redingensians III
Witney II
Windsor II
Reading Abbey II
Aylesbury II 
Reading II 
Thatcham II   
 
     
     
  18
18
19
18
18
18 
18
19
18
18
18
 
     
     
  80
73
72
60
58
44
34
28
21
16
6
 
     
 
 
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