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First-half Filton blitz downs Millfield

16 November 2012

  • Filton get the better of local rivals Millfield
  • Best rugby we have played all season – Tavner
Filton College in action

Photo: John White Media

A fifteen minute blitz from SGS Filton College was enough to see off West Country neighbours Millfield 32-22 in an exciting and closely fought contest.

Filton opened the scoring in an eventful first half as the outstanding Lucas Slowik broke through the defence to score under the posts.

Millfield clawed their way back into the game with a well taken try, but a strong driving maul saw Ryan Roach bundle his way over for the score.

Millfield, roared on by a large home crowd, then took a 15-12 lead as their exciting brand of rugby saw them work the blind-side to good effect.

But in a destructive fifteen minute spell, Filton put the game to bed with twenty unanswered points thanks to a brace from the in-form Jack Hughes and ten points from the boot of the metronomic Skelton. 

In a much closer second –half, Millfield could only manage a penalty try and Filton held on to record a memorable victory against one of the country’s leading sporting schools.

We deserved the win – Nelson

Forward’s coach Saul Nelson was impressed by his pack’s performance and especially pleased with the pushover score, he said:

“We’ve been working hard on our driving mauls in training and it was really pleasing to see that work pay off today. Ryan Roach and Henry Ivall controlled the set piece really well and overall, we deserved the win.”

AASE manager George Tavner described his side’s first half performance as 'the best rugby we have played all season' and also held out special praise for his midfield duo of Nick Carpenter and Lucas Slowik:

“Millfield were unable to contain the pace, power and execution of some of our play. Nick and Lucas were outstanding in the centre, making big holes in the defence.”

Filton face Ivybridge next week in a top of the table AASE League clash, but head into the game full of confidence and in fine form.