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Old Streetonians finish their season in style

PUBLISHED: 13:50 29 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:57 05 October 2010

Old Streetonians were too good for Datchworth

Old Streetonians were too good for Datchworth

Old Streetonians finished their season on a high with a convincing 25-7 win over third place Datchworth on Saturday, putting the icing on the cake of a second league championship in two years, and their third promotion in a row

Old Streetonians finished their season on a high with a convincing 25-7 win over third place Datchworth on Saturday, putting the icing on the cake of a second league championship in two years, and their third promotion in a row.

With the good weather and a bus load of supporters, it was the perfect day for Old Street captain Nick Barham.

There had been some bad blood coming into the game, due to the circumstances surrounding the postponed fixture from earlier in the season. On the day of Datchworth's 40th anniversary dinner, when Street travelled to the Hertfordshire village, the pitch had been unfit to play due to the frozen conditions.

Old Street Coach David Bailey was unwilling to risk the safety of his players, thus taking the gloss off Datchworths big day.

Street started the more strongly down the hill, but took 20 minutes to land the first points, with a penalty in front of the posts by Barham.

Despite some harem-scarem stuff on their own line, Street entered into the party atmosphere too soon.

They were soon down the other end thanks to the huge boot of Dunn, creating space for right winger Colin McAndrew to get the first of his brace.

Just before the break, there was time for reward for the pack for their dominance.

The lineout was near-perfect all day, and the scrum solid, despite hooker's Duncan Mackay's nerves about going up against an ex-Saracens front row.

It was from a five-metre scrum that Street barrelled over and eventually touched down through Jim Essex.

Leading 13-0 at half time, Street still had work to do, now playing up the hill, but Datchworth did not kick well, and only served to feed Streets' dangerous backs.

To purrs of delight, from home and away supporters alike, Street cut through the Datchworth defensive line at will.

Ingleby and Dunn pulling the strings from close, Perry and Mango supplying the gas outside them.

Two more tries, from McAndrew and openside Purser, put the finishing touches on the Street win, despite the late consolation from Datchworth.

The celebrations started at the final whistle, and continued long into the night. But the Onians thoughts will not be on their success for long.

Head coach Bailey, will already be plotting Old Streets' fourth successive promotion.

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