It was not the best day at the office for the United side, whilst the Foresters 1st XV claimed a crucial victory against Richmond 1st XV, their Vikings soundly beat the visiting West Country outfit 66-12. They were simply over powered, outclassed and outrun but credit to the United they never gave up despite the score line. Full back James Butler showed his pace and footwork once again, proving dangerous on the counter attack but a dead leg forced him out of the game. Harrison Yorke provided the two only tries of the match but both showed United had the ability to score tries against top tier sides like Richmond. The home side hit first within five minutes, a loose lineout ball allowed their winger to explode down the touch line their ten cut an inside line for a simple run in under posts. The try was converted 7-0. Shortly after Richmond scored again, and converted 14-0 after seven minutes of play.
However United hit back after fourteen minutes of play, Harrison Yorke picked up a loose ball by Richmond to score, Ollie Whiting converted 7-14 and United looked back in the game. The pace of the game was intense, Richmond were all too happy to run the ball from their own line, playing high tempo and spreading the ball wide giving little respite for United. Richmond scored two more tries before half time they went in 7-33 up. Despite the break United continued to be dominated by Richmond, within the first ten minutes they scored two more tries both from sending the ball out wide and into the corner, 7-45 fifty three minutes. United continued to salvage what they could but Richmond score three further tries before United gave one last gallant effort on the seventy fifth minute, after stolen lineout, Al Bryan crashed the ball into midfield and offloaded for Harrison Yorke to bag his brace of tries conversion was missed 12-59 with five minutes left. Richmond had the final say though running in the final try 12-66 as the ref signalled the end of the match.