Wimbledon climb into third as they come from behind to beat Hove

Wimbledon overcame the absence of influential captain Neil Hallett to convincingly beat Hove 30-13 at Hove Recreation Ground.

Wimbledon are now third in the table courtesy of two tries from loosehead prop Pete Wallace, one from lock Aiden O’Brien and one from outside half Bryan Croke giving them a fourth win in a row in London One South.

Croke also scored two penalties and converted two tries, while debutant Campbell Tait impressed against a struggling Hove side.

The loss of Hallett will be a concern for Wimbledon though. The captain was the star last week, kicking all 18 points in their win against Guildford, but did not recover from a knock in that game in time to feature on Saturday.

Wimbledon started on the back foot and actually found themselves 8-6 down at half time due to a penalty and an unconverted try.

Even though Hove extended their lead, Wimbledon’s sprung to life and went on to score 24 unanswered points.

The only concern for Wimbledon will be a hamstring injury to Pete Scott that will keep him out for several weeks.

Despite Scott’s injury, Wimbledon will look to continue their good form when they host local rivals Cobham next Saturday.

Feature image courtesy of Sean Lynch

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