Ely Tigers’ winning streak ended by Wymondham in wet weather conditions

PUBLISHED: 10:09 29 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:09 29 October 2018

Ely Tigers v Wynmondham. Mitchell Kennett looks for a way past. Picture: STEVE WELLS.

Ely Tigers v Wynmondham. Mitchell Kennett looks for a way past. Picture: STEVE WELLS.

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The rain set in from the start and decided the type of rugby that was going to be played.

Ely Tigers v Wynmondham. Nathan Brooks gets blocked. Picture: STEVE WELLS.Ely Tigers v Wynmondham. Nathan Brooks gets blocked. Picture: STEVE WELLS.

Repeated infringements saw Wymondham pin Ely back with penalties. A quick tap penalty saw them rumble over for a converted try.

The Tigers answered with a penalty of their own, Joel Scott Paul slotted the close range shot at goal.

Ely soon found their way back into the opposition half, a quick switch of play saw John Dibb dive over in the corner for an unconverted try.

Ely Tigers v Wynmondham. Lory Martin tackles low to try and stop the visitors attacking. Picture: STEVE WELLS.Ely Tigers v Wynmondham. Lory Martin tackles low to try and stop the visitors attacking. Picture: STEVE WELLS.

In the second half the heavens opened and slowed play down.

The wet weather killed any flowing rugby. The Tigers won the line-out on the opposition twenty-two.

The ball was shipped wide to Jake Alsop who dotted down for a converted try. Wymondham edged closer with a converted penalty of their own.

Ely Tigers v Wynmondham. James Buckland under pressure. Picture: STEVE WELLS.Ely Tigers v Wynmondham. James Buckland under pressure. Picture: STEVE WELLS.

A lapse in Ely’s defence saw the opposition fly-half scuttle through and dot down for a converted try. Wymondham held Ely out for the rest of the game, the final score – 15-17.

The man of the match was Lory Martin.


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