20th October 2017, 17:08 | university

St Mary's score ten tries against Nottingham Trent

St Mary's score ten tries against Nottingham Trent

University round-up | Premier South

By Dan Richardson

The Premier South saw St Mary's travel to Nottingham Trent and come away with a 68-12 away win. 

This was the away side’s first win while Nottingham Trent are still awaiting their first two points of the season. St Mary’s crossed the line 10 times in this match as their man of the match, Charles Hammond, scored twice.

Josh Robson, Dan Barnes and Charlie Greene all got two each with Ciaran Howard and Rhys Joel scoring one each. Joel also had a 90 percent success rate with his kicking, getting nine from 10 attempts.

Bill Ramdhan of St Mary’s said: “It was an outstanding team performance today, every player performed with their hearts and what we worked on at Monday night training showed in the match.

"The bar has risen in terms of performance and we will continue the momentum into next week’s game."

The home side’s tries came from Luke Perrin and Thomas Davies-Parratt. Both tries were converted by Lewis Allot, who also earned the man of the match award for the home side. 

Nottingham Trent’s Henry Dean said: “It was a tough game but we are improving every week, our attack is looking more promising we just need to cut out the errors."

Elsewhere in the Premier South, the other two matches were very close. The first of which saw a draw in the late kick off between Loughborough and Gloucestershire, with the game finishing 22-22.

Loughborough’s Harry Chapman scored two points less than last week after getting just the one try this week and converting three of the home side’s four tries. The other three tries were scored by Jamie Paris, Laurence Warren West and their man of the match, Lewis Russel.

Luke Stephens grabbed a hat trick this week for Gloucestershire and was therefore given his side’s man of the match award. Joe McClean scored the other try for the away team with Ben Stead converting three.

The final match in the Premier South was between Bath and Exeter, with Bath just clinching a 14-12 home win.

Exeter were very close to getting their first points this season with just a conversion the difference at full time. The three try scorers for Bath were Kwame Kwaasi, Alex Shorthouse and Dave Belcher, the latter of which was then given Bath’s man of the match.

Rory Hamilton only converted one try for the home side which proved to be just enough. Exeter scored twice through Matt Williams and Gus Gillespie with James Lee kicking two conversions.

Gillespie earned the man of the match for Exeter as they continue their search for a win.