Perfect Services causing ‘a buzz’

Alex Doolan scores a try for United Services  Picture: Mick Young
Alex Doolan scores a try for United Services Picture: Mick Young
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United Services maintained their perfect start in Hampshire one as their 27-7 bonus-point win over Alton at Burnaby Road made it three wins out of three.

‘It was our best performance so far because Alton were no slouches,’ said Services director of rugby Simon Burns.

‘Things are going well and there is a good buzz at the club.’

The home side led 15-0 at the break through an Andy Webster penalty and tries from Alex Doolan and Bob Hoskins – converted by the try-scorer.

Although the Red Bellies hit back with a try at the start of the second period, further scores from Ben Lanigan and Mark Humberstone emphasised Services’ superiority.

Gosport & Fareham continue to find life tough in London one south after a crushing 55-15 defeat at Cobham.

Mark Pollard (try), Ryan Thorne (penalty and conversion) and Gareth Jones (try) scored the visitors’ points.

‘We let ourselves down,’ said coach Mark Wells.

‘There was a lack of individual desire to be competitive in the contact areas.

‘Cobham were not that many points better than us but they did run through us in the first half to score 34.

‘The side is still very young and will get better.

‘We are not in a great place but we are progressing.’