Storm Arwen fails to stop unbeaten Ely Tigers in their tracks

Thurston vs Ely Tigers NOV 27 2021

James Buckland and Charlie Coupland (yellow) double up for Ely Tigers to stop a Thurston attack. - Credit: Steve Wells

Ely Tigers battled through Storm Arwen to record a third straight game unbeaten in the London 3 Eastern Counties League. 

The game with Thurston on Saturday, played in rain and gusting winds, saw the hosts take a 7-0 lead thanks to an early try. 

Tigers captain Matt McCarthy missed a penalty, but that did not prove crucial as Nathan Brooks dived over as McCarthy converted to level the scores. 

With half-time looming, Thurston missed the chance to lead once more as they hit the post giving Tigers a chance to clear up field. 

Both sides cancelled each other out after the break, but it was Tigers who made the next break-through. 

Thurston vs Ely Tigers NOV 27 2021

Jack Yates scored on his first senior appearance of the season for Ely Tigers at Thurston. - Credit: Steve Wells

Jack Yates crossed over on his first senior appearance of the season, as McCarthy added the conversion to put Ely 12-7 in front. 

Thurston upped the pressure but some solid defending from Ely saw them earn an away victory in what ended as a stop-start affair. 

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