RUGBY UNION: Ely Tigers end Wymondham’s unbeaten home run but development side are mauled by March Bears

PUBLISHED: 09:41 03 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:41 03 October 2017

Action from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTER

Action from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTER

Archant

Ely Tigers extended their excellent start to the season with a 34-17 success over rivals Wymondham last weekend.

Action from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTERAction from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTER

The Tigers travelled to Norfolk to take on a side that hadn’t lost at home for over a year and showed why they are currently challenging for top spot with an impressive attacking display.

But Ely’s afternoon got off to a disappointing start, with the hosts dotting down in the first minute after their full-back darted around their defence.

Ely responded well and notched their first try courtesy of Like Wileman, before he added his second to send his side into the lead.

Action from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTERAction from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTER

Joel Scott Paul added a penalty but the Tigers were pegged back before half time with Wymondham touching down following a rolling maul.

But the Tigers came out firing in the second period, with Scott Paul adding another three points and Matt Ings crashing over for another converted try.

The home side reduced the arrears again with a try of their own but Ely finally got the bonus point they were searching for thanks to Scott Paul’s fine individual try.

Action from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTERAction from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTER

Wymondham fought hard and claimed their own bonus point but the Tigers were able to hold on to claim their third straight Eastern Counties league success. They’ll look to go five matches unbeaten when they take on eighth-placed Crusaders at Downham Road on Saturday (3pm).

Ely’s development side, however, were sent to a disappointing 57-27 defeat in their battle of the Fens clash with March Bears.

The Bears ran in nine tries in their impressive victory, with Tom Swann helping himself to a hat-trick.

Action from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTERAction from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTER

March’s Connor Porter also kicked six conversions as Ely’s second side were defeated for the first time this term.

They will hope to get back to winning ways this weekend when they host Shelford 4ths.

Action from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTERAction from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTER

Action from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTERAction from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTER

Action from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTERAction from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTER

Action from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTERAction from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTER

Action from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTERAction from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTER

Action from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTERAction from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTER

Action from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTERAction from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTER

Action from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTERAction from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTER

Action from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTERAction from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTER

Action from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTERAction from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTER

Action from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTERAction from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTER

Action from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTERAction from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTER

Action from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTERAction from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTER

Action from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTERAction from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTER

Action from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTERAction from March Bears' 57-27 win over Ely Tigers Development. Photo: IAN CARTER

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

29 minutes ago

Two Cambridgeshire council leaders today call for Mayor James Palmer to come clean over the rapid – and surprise – departure of the £150,000 year chief executive of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

Yesterday, 15:54

An Ely shop manager is “still in shock” after the jewellery store she works in was robbed of a £3,000 ring in broad day light.

Yesterday, 14:52

Plans have been submitted for a railway station platform to be extended, which could see eight-car trains between King’s Lynn and Cambridge.

Yesterday, 10:00

The driver of a Range Rover that careered into a house in Ely today was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Ely Standard weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy