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London Skolars continue winning start with Hemel Stags win
3:51pm Thursday 14th March 2013 in Sport
London Skolars continued their winning start in the Northern Rail Cup after a 26-4 win over Hemel Stags in the group stages.
Smokie Junor dived over for the opening try before Danny Burke put the hosts further ahead after coming off the bench.
Dylan Skee’s first conversion of the game saw him pass 350 points for the club.
The Skolars had to wait until the second half to notch their third try as John Paxton crossed the line.
The pick of the tries came when James Anthony burst clear on a 80m run to score.
Jack Dillon completed the scoring to seal a comfortable win for the Skolars.
The result leaves Skolars on top of their group with two wins under their belts, having previously won in convincing fashion at South Wales Scorpions.
Anthony is also the competition’s top tryscorer with four from their opening games.
Skolars will host another newcomer to the professional ranks of rugby league on Sunday when they face the University of Gloucestershire All Golds.
The All Golds have started the campaign with two home defeats at the hands of Hemel Stags and South Wales Scorpions.
However, with the possibility of a place at Halifax on final day in July at stake, Skolars coach Joe Mbu will not be taking the opposition lightly.
There are no new major injury worries for Skolars and captain Dave Williams is recovering well from his recent injury and is close to a recall.
Skolars’ final group match will see them travel to play Rochdale on March 24 before the league season finally kicks off on Good Friday at New River when Hemel Stags will be looking for revenge.
The Skolars have drawn to play at Whitehaven in the third round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup on Sunday, April 7.