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KU rugby brush off Reading to top the table

By Anthony Waterworth Nov 23, 2014
Zak Jones charging forward for Kingston

Kingston men’s rugby second team are top of their league after beating Reading 31-15 at a home on Wednesday November 19, thanks to a hat trick by Jeffrey Amoateng.

Amoateng finished off a well-worked team try early on before he added a second try straight after the restart with a spectacular effort on the wing to give Kingston a comfortable lead.

Amoateng said: “I’m new to rugby, but it’s great to see progress and I’m just looking to improve game by game and push for a place in the first team.”

Reading clawed their way back into the game, but a lineout by Kingston lead to an impressive finish in the corner by captain Fergal Findley to put the home side 19-10 ahead at half time.

The sun had gone down and the match had run a little stale, but substitutions at the hour mark provided a new burst of energy, and it did not take long before Amoateng completed a hat trick of tries.

Yet again Reading came fighting back and they pinned the Cougars back in their own 22-metre zone for ten long minutes, but the home side stood strong with heroic pieces of defence.

The final nail in Reading’s coffin came through a try from front-row forward Charlie Sheehan, the young prop danced his way over the try line in an attempted celebration before dotting down the ball to secure victory.

Captain Findley said: “I enjoy playing with these lads, they’re a tight-knit group and we’re improving game by game. So let’s chase promotion.”

Ross Fowles, Kingston Director of Rugby, said: “It was a good win but we made it hard for ourselves, if we were more organised and had better structure it could have been 40-0.”

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