Camelot crush Fullerians to keep promotion hopes alive

Ross Willoughby in action for Hemel Camelot
Ross Willoughby in action for Hemel Camelot

Hemel Camelot continued their push for promotion with a convincing 45-13 victory over local rivals Fullerians in their London 2 North West fixture.

The Camelot team have been in high-scoring form recently – having scored 30 tries in their last three outings – and bottom side Fullerains were unable to provide any resistance to the free-flowing Hemel attack.

At the first opportunity the home side moved the ball out to the right where Ross Willoughby showed a clean pair of heels to his opposite number to score in the corner.

Fullerians got on the scoreboard with a penalty to close the score to 5-3, but the home sides hit back with their second score from back row Connor Herlihy.

Fullerians kept battling away and added another penalty, but Camelot responded in style before half-time to run-in a further two tries and extend their lead to 26-6.

The second half saw more of the same from Camelot and Ryan Doyle was first to cross the try line.

The try of the game, however, came when full-back Nick Merrett joined the line and showed real pace out on the right before putting in a deft cross-kick which found the supporting Carl Buckingham who scored under the posts.

Fullerians showed great resolve by pinching a converted try for themselves but it was Camelot who had the last word as Willoughby finished off what he had started by scoring the final try.