RUGBY UNION: Nathan Brooks’ double fires Ely Tigers to important win at Holt

Nathan Brookes celebrates scoring his second try in Ely Tigers' 29-25 victory over Holt. Photo: Steve Wells

Nathan Brookes celebrates scoring his second try in Ely Tigers' 29-25 victory over Holt. Photo: Steve Wells

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Ely Tigers moved up to third in the London Leagues Eastern Counties courtesy of a hard-fought 29-25 victory at Holt on Saturday.

Adam Featherstone tries to break through the Holt defence. Photo: Steve Wells Adam Featherstone tries to break through the Holt defence. Photo: Steve Wells

The Tigers claimed an important bonus point victory in Norfolk but were made to work hard for the win, with tries coming from John Dibb, Joel Scott Paul and a Nathan Brooks brace.

The two sides traded tries in the opening 15 minutes, but Dibb and Brooks gave the visitors a 17-7 lead at half time.

Holt came out rejuvenated after the interval, scoring a converted try and slotting two penalties. But the Tigers soon got into their groove and kicked for the corner after the hosts were penalised for offside.

Joel Scott-Paul touches down the first try of the afternoon. Photo: Steve Wells Joel Scott-Paul touches down the first try of the afternoon. Photo: Steve Wells

The Ely backs scythed through Holt’s defence and Brooks on hand to dot down for his second of the game.

Holt reduced the deficit again but captain Scott Paul sealed the points for Ely after a quick pick and go from the back of a ruck.

Ely will look to get their fourth straight league win when they entertain Fenland rivals Wisbech on Saturday.

Stirling Fenton evades a tackle. Photo: Steve Wells Stirling Fenton evades a tackle. Photo: Steve Wells

Tom Jackson is tackled. Photo: Steve Wells Tom Jackson is tackled. Photo: Steve Wells

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