Old Gaytonians 10

Harrow 32

Old Gaytonians failed to play to their potential following some good performances recently, and were well beaten by Harrow in this Middlesex Cup derby on Sunday.

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Though Gaytonians started brightly, Harrow got the upper hand and soon went ahead with a try.

The referee awarded the conversion, even though both touch judges and the crowd all indicated that the kick did not go over.

Gaytonians then began to assert themselves and drove Doheny over for a good try, converted by Fallon to put them level, 7-7.

Fallon added a further penalty soon afterwards, but a lack of concentration allowed Harrow to go up the field immediately and score, 10-12. They also added a penalty for a 15-10 inteval lead.

Many missed tackles allowed Harrow to go 20-10 up with another try.

As Gaytonians' game deteriorated further, a great drive by the Harrow pack gave them a further try and a 25-10 lead.

After Harrow scored again with a converted try, 32-10, Gaytonians exerted strong pressure on their opponent's line in the closing minutes, but without reward.

Ian Taffs performed well at lock, but he was an exception on a disappointing day for Gaytonians.

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