The Blues notched a half-century of points for the second consecutive week in a confidence boosting win over a young London Scottish side at Iffley Road on Tuesday night. Wingers Henry Hughes (Magdalen) and Tom Stileman (St Peter’s) were to the fore with a brace of tries each as they showed strength, speed and determination in the finishing abilities. No 8 Fraser Heathcote (St Edmund Hall) was back to his rampaging best with strong carries from the base of the scum, one of which lead to him scoring a try of his own from 20 metres. Second row Andrew Grant (Kellogg) made a first appearance since September and got through a lot of ‘grunt’ work in a solid 80 minute performance, giving the captain and coach another selection conundrum! Former Cambridge double Blue, Andrew Abraham (Regent’s Park) midway through the second half moved up from full-back to fly-half and was on the end of the best passage of play on the night to score between the posts. Flanker Nic Roberts-Huntley (Green Templeton) and a penalty try awarded at a 5 metre scrum completed the eight tries and with fly-half George Cullen (Kellogg) adding one penalty and two conversions and centre Matt Janney (Wadham) three conversions the final score finished at 53 points to nil.
The Blues now have a relatively short turn around until they welcome Richmond to Iffley Road on Sunday 29th November, kick off 3.00pm for their final game before the 134th Varsity Match at Twickenham on Thursday 10th December.
Team Lewis Anderson, Richard Halpin, Kieran Ball, Andrew Grant, Graeme MacGilchrist, Nicholas Roberts-Huntley, William Wilson, Fraser Heathcote, Henry de Berker, George Cullen, Tom Stileman, Henry Lamont, Matt Janney, Henry Hughes, Andrew Abraham
Subs William Thornton (on for Richard Halpin), James Scaife (on for Lewis Anderson), Hugo Lu (on for Kieran Ball), Jonathan Marsden (on for Graeme MacGilchrist), Will Thomas (on for Fraser Heathcote), Tom Kershaw (on for Henry de Berker), Matt Geiger (on for George Cullen), Ed David (on for Henry Lamont), Guy Fairburn (on for Henry Hughes)
Scores T: Henry Hughes (2), Tom Stileman (2), Andrew Abraham (1), Fraser Heathcote (1), Nicholas Roberts-Huntley (1) C: Matt Janney (3), George Cullen (2) P: George Cullen (1)