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Rugby: Maidenhead RFC concede seven tries in defeat, while Slough RFC narrowly win cup final

Ivybridge 49 (23), Maidenhead 26 (0)

A much-changed Maidenhead side suffered a second successive defeat in the South West Premier after losing at relegation-threatened Ivybridge.

The match, postponed from the end of January, saw a fired-up home team take a 23-0 lead at the break with three tries to their name.

With the conditions now slightly in their favour, the young Maids side hit back with a try from Cranton shortly after the restart.

The hosts then bagged a fourth try, and bonus point, to which they swiftly added another try to lead 35-7.

The visitors continued toshow determination to get back into the match and they were the next to score through Bart, fed by Harris, to double their tally.

The hosts added two more tries to take their total to seven for the day, but Maids also crossed the white line twice more – with Bart and Roddick taking the honours – to bridg the gap and earn a tough bonus point.

The defeat was Maids’ second in succession, but they remain third in the table and one point ahead of Newton Abbot after the Devon team lost 24-21 at Exmouth.

Next Saturday, Maids are away to Brixham.

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Slough 16, Dorchester 14

Slough have won the Southern Counties Senior Vase with a narrow victory in the final over Dorchester at Tamblyn Fields.

It’s a first piece of silverware for head coach Alan Walters at Slough, but it could be added to next Saturday when they face Littlemore in the Southern Counties League Premier Division.

A wn for Slough will ensure they take the title having been assured of promotion last week.

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