SGS Filton College sealed their place in the AASE League semi-finals in style, with a 41-19 destruction of Truro in Cornwall on Wednesday.
Will Carpenter reports:
Despite going behind early on, the Bristol Rugby apprentices scored seven tries in an exciting and clinical display, with brothers Auguy and Lucas Slowik each crossing twice. There were further scores for Ben Charlton-Hibbert, Monty Reed and Ryan Roach.
Head Coach George Tavner hailed the performance of his side and held out special praise for his forward pack, he said:
â€œThe players have worked very hard this season and I am very proud of the way they played today. They have had a tough couple of months so to put in a performance like this is very pleasing.
â€œI thought the forwards pack were outstanding today and this gave us the platform to play the high tempo game we work so hard on. We are all looking forward to the semi-finals now.â€
The game began in less than ideal fashion for Filton, who fell behind in the opening minutes before they had touched the ball. But Tavnerâ€™s side rallied and responded soon after as Charlton-Hibbert crossed following good work from fly-half Mogg.
The rest of the first-half belonged well and truly to Auguy Slowik. The pacey winger added Filtonâ€™s second with a stunning individual effort, first stepping outside his opposite man before beating the covering full-back for pace.Â Truro responded with a second try to level things up, but Slowik was on hand again to finish off a fine team move and ensure that his side went into the break with a 19-12 lead.
The visitors kicked-on soon after the break and put the game to bed with two more quick-fire tries. First Lucas Slowik powered his way over from close range after neat work from midfield partner Carpenter, before captain Monty Reed did the same just minutes later.
The Cornishmen once again hit back with their third try of the afternoon, but SGS Filton had the final say as Ryan Roach and Lucas Slowik rounded off proceedings in style with the visitorâ€™s sixth and seventh scores of the game. Â
There were standout performances from Ross Tunbridge and Ryan Thompson, but it was wing Auguy Slowik who stole the show for SGS Filton.
The win secures SGS Filton an AASE League semi-final spot, but they will have to wait on other results to determine whether it is a home or away tie.Â