STANFORD players enjoyed a tough match against Welsh touring side Abersychan RFC.
As the visitors were a few players short a number of Stanford stalwarts stepped up and played for the visitors.
The spectators enjoyed an entertaining game.
Stanford came out 45-29.
After the game and back in the Stanford club house, Abersychan started singing as the prelude to a great evening.
RELEGATED Thurrock were thrashed 76-0 by table-topping Dorking in National Three London & SE.
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