Ealing Trailfinders vs Cambridge

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Date Time League Season
November 4, 2023 TBD Championship 2023-2024


Match Report

Ealing Trailfinders piled on ten tries as they continued their unbeaten start to the season in a comprehensive 64 – 7 victory over Cambridge in West London.

Will Montgomery, Richard Hardwick and Simon Uzokwe crossed the whitewash twice as Cambridge struggled to cope with the home side’s intensity.

Trailfinders move to the top of the Championship, with all of their tries incredibly being scored by forwards.

It didn’t take long for the Trailfinders to get into their groove – Andrew Davidson starting the scoring with a punishing run after some quick Trailfinders hands.

Rayn Smid extended the lead after 14 minutes, finishing a neat move down the right-hand side after Tom Collins came off his wing with devastating pace to break the Cambridge defensive line.

It didn’t take long for Trailfinders to add their third of the afternoon, player-of-the-match Lloyd Williams releasing Will Montgomery, who crashed over to put the home side 17 – 0 up.

Richard Hardwick came off the bench in the fifth minute and showcased his international quality, latching on to a Billy Twelvetrees offload to make it 24 – 0 after 25 minutes.

Trailfinders forwards dominance continued in fine style, Matt Cornish profiting off the back of a rampaging driving maul to extend the lead to 31-0 at half-time.

Cambridge played their best rugby at the end of the first half and started the second the brighter of the two sides. Trailfinders conceded another three quick penalties, with Eli Caven latching on to a deft Jamie Benson chip for their first points of the afternoon.

Poor discipline by Trailfinders allowed Cambridge to camp themselves in the home side’s 22 for a sustained period of pressure, only for Max Bodilly to deny a second try in spectacular fashion.

Only minutes later, Caven thought he had his second, only to be penalised by the referee due to a double movement as he crossed the try line.

Simon Uzokwe instantly made his presence felt off the bench on the hour mark, reinstating Trailfinders dominance with two tries in less than five minutes to put the Trailfinders in a commanding 43 – 7 lead.

Trailfinders’ very own ‘bomb squad’ continued their forward dominance – Mike Willemse capitalising on another crunching driving maul as Trailfinders reached the half-century mark.

Second tries for Hardwick and Montgomery capped off an authoritative afternoon for Trailfinders, with Craig Willis adding his seventh conversion to complete a 64 – 7 rout.


Trailfinders Sports Club
Gurnell Grove, Perivale, London Borough of Ealing, London, Greater London, England, W13 0AQ, United Kingdom