Watford completed a league double over North London side Old Tottonians with a comfortable 19-5 victory away from home.
On a day well suited to running rugby, Watford enjoyed the majority of territory and possession for the first 40 minutes. With the forwards securing clean, quality ball at the set piece Watford were able to unleash their potent backline to good effect. Langan was particularly impressive with the ball in hand, making good ground when in possession. Confident in his sides lineout, skipper for the day Paul Dunlop turned down an easy shot at goal, the ball instead being rifled into touch. Number 8 Martin Lee was able to score from the resulting lineout, giving the away side a lead they would keep for the rest of the game. Watford continued to apply pressure, strong tackling and counter rucking from the home side meant another score was not added until the 30th minute, Simon Tucker powering over from close range. Despite being camped in the oppositions 22, Watford were unable to add any more points and turned around 12-0 up at the break.
The second half continued in much the same way as the first, Watford enjoying the lion’s share of territory and possession but unable to convert pressure into points. Bennett finally broke through, showing a fine turn of pace and subtle hands to score his sides third try. With the game seemingly over, Watford eased off and Tottonians took advantage to score a consolation try
Watford: G. Wilson, Philpott, Hicks, Tucker, Powell, Dunlop, Reeve, M. Lee, Hopkins, McGee, Yates (Bennett 50), A. Lee (S. James 10), Braun, Langan, Menzies.
Tries - M. Lee x 1, Tucker x 1, Bennet x 1
Cons - McGee x 2
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