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Ealing Trailfinders Academy A v Readingensians U18 won 38 – 0

With the Academy playing at Vallis Way for a second week in succession, this time the A squad had a chance to impress the home support, fine weather set the stage and the boys didn’t disappoint.  The team seemed to start with a fire in their belly and a great gather at the kick off from No8 Jake Beavis led to quick ball being moved first to the right and back to the left with 2nd row Dan Cox collecting the scoring pass to open his tally for the season.  More good work from the forwards, who provided some quick and clean possession for scrum half George Hawkins to set the tempo of the game. With Dan Clarke at Fly half picking out runners in midfield lead to tries by Tim Hitchcock, TJ Ajuchi and one for himself, three Hawkins conversions made the halftime score 26-0.  Despite the score Readingensians regularly challenged the Trailfinders line and only resolute defence kept them out, some great tackling by flanker Oscar Avis set the tone for the rest to emulate.  The second half saw us lose a little shape and fail to capitalise on some good periods of play, with needless penalties being conceded and breaking up our play.  Tries from replacement winger Kieran Akue, a second for Clarke and a further conversion from George Hawkins wrapped up the game with the scoreboard showing 38-0.  An encouraging performance from the As and a second consecutive clean sheet sets us up nicely for a League and National Cup double this coming weekend.  See you at training!  Ealing Trailfinders Academy  Steadman, Shehabi, Day, Enoch-Gill R, Ajuchi Clarke, Hawkins, Beavis, Hissey, Avis, Cox, Wake, Nash, March, Hitchcock  Replacements  Czop, Higgins, Beaumont, Adamah, Riordan, Akue, Cordell,   Scorers  Tries – Ajuchi, Clarke 2, Akue, Hitchcock, Cox  Conversions – Hawkins 4