Watford continued to apply pressure to league leaders Old Albanians with a comprehensive victory over Black Horse RFC, winger Richard Yates scoring his fourth hat trick of the season.
Supported by a vocal home crowd, Watford were soon on the score sheet. After a series of drives bought the home side close to the line, Mark Hill pounced to open the scoring. Watford were immediately on the attack again, Yates showing trademark pace to dot down in the corner. Watford were in the ascendency, and an interception by second row Simon Tucker showed he had lost none of his pace after converting from the wing this season.
Despite a healthy lead at half time, skipper Sedgley reminded his team that with the league being so tight, points difference could prove crucial come the end of the season. With this in mind, Watford continued where they had left off in the first half, Yates scoring his second following an excellent chip from Menzies. Menzies himself soon got on the score sheet after a strong run from his own half, before Yates completed his hat trick with a simple finish out wide. Prop Hicks opened his account for the season, showing surprising pace and stamina for a front row forward, before following it up with a more traditional close range finish. There was still time for half time substitute Wilson to add a brace of his own, before Black Horse scored a consolation try.
Skipper Sedgley was a proud man at the final whistle. “Today’s result is nothing less than the lads deserve after putting in so much hard work during the last few weeks on the training pitch. Today’s result leaves us in a great position to challenge for a second successive promotion provided we continue to put the effort in off the pitch.”
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