Bucks 50 Hartlepool 0

By chris harrison - October 19 2009
Bucks 50 Hartlepool 0
Tryscorer Coates West looked to get their season back on track after their first loss last week.
On 10 minutes the ball was moved wide from a scrum and Luke Mallinson, playing in the unaccustomed position of centre, found a gap in the home defence. He then stepped inside the full back to complete the score. He converted his own try. (7-0).
On 20 minutes Phil Henderson knocked the ball up in the centre and the ball was quickly recycled. Scott Martin at fly half made a break before releasing winger Nige Bulmer who crossed the line from 20 metres out. Mallinson converted (14-0)
On 37 minutes prop Adam Coates crashed over close to the posts after some excellent play which went back and forward across the field before the Hartlepool defence ran out of bodies. (19-0).
Into the 2nd half and Full Back Stu Waites made a great break from his own 10 yard line. The move was forced into touch but West won the lineout and skipper Henderson again set up quick ruck ball in midfield. As it was moved wide again Waites completed the score. Mallinson converted (26-0).
Bulmer got his 2nd try when West strung some phases and passes together. (31-0).
Debutant Luke Watson was next on the scoresheet when he chased his own up and under. A mix up in the home defence allowed the scrum half to hack the ball on before dribbling it to the line. Mallinson converted (38-0).
Henderson scored next when excellent harrying by the West defence forced Hartlepool to scramble the ball into touch. As West tried to take a quick throw they were prevented. A quick tap at the resultant penalty allowed the centre to force his way over (43-0).
Wests final try completed winger Bulmers hat trick when they ran a clearance kick back at the home defence. Some nice play and handling putting the winger in. Mallinson converted
(50-0).
Hartlepool, to their credit, never stopped trying and their defence and aggressive play was notable. Because of this West did make a lot of mistakes and need to tighten up their play and become more clinical.
Newcomer Watson showed well with his forthright style and will be an asset to the club.