ANDY Boyle could not have been prouder of the way his youthful Oxford Harlequins side secured a bonus-point victory over Swindon, writes JACK JOHNSON.

The Marston Ferry Road-based club showed plenty of endeavour against their Wiltshire visitors, but the South West 1 East clash was locked at 0-0 after 40 minutes.

Quins, who were without experienced heads Allan Purchase (illness), Ed Yeats (hand) and Fotu Latu (concussion) fielded two teenagers and a 20-year-old in their back row.

But they kept their heads to run in five second-half tries and triumph 35-3.

Head coach Boyle was delighted with the way Quins handled the disappointment of not making their territory count before the break.

He said: “At 0-0, having not done too much wrong, (although) maybe (we) kicked the ball a little bit too much, we could have gone.

“But the second half was as good as anything I’ve seen here (at Marston Ferry Road).

“We controlled, played sensibly and (18-year-old flanker) Dion Taylor put in, without doubt, the best blind-side performance I have ever seen.

“When a day like that happens, I could not be prouder of my team.”

l OXFORD University suffered their first defeat of the season when they were beaten 21-3 at Richmond Vikings.

Captain Conor Kearns kicked a penalty for the Dark Blues.

The sides will meet again at Iffley Road on Saturday, November 25.

l CHINNOR coach Ricky Khan will be involved with the South West Under 18s squad this season.

He has been appointed backs coach by the Rugby Football Union.