RUGBY: Ely Tigers give their best performances of the season

PUBLISHED: 13:00 09 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:00 09 April 2018

Ely Tigers give their best performance of the season against Holt. Joel Scott-Paul stops a break by Holt. PHOTO: Steve Wells.

Ely Tigers give their best performance of the season against Holt. Joel Scott-Paul stops a break by Holt. PHOTO: Steve Wells.

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Ely Tigers displayed one of their best performances of the season with a decisive win over Holt in their last home game.

Ely Tigers give their best performance of the season against Holt. Tom Holloway looks to get through the gap. PHOTO: SteveEly Tigers give their best performance of the season against Holt. Tom Holloway looks to get through the gap. PHOTO: Steve

Both teams traded scores in the first 10 minutes. The Tigers try came from a solid scrum on the opposition five metre line, Scott Macfarlane picked at eight and ran in almost untouched for a converted try.

Holt’s came afterwards, when an inside ball from the wing saw them slip through the Ely defence. The Tigers then turned it up a notch, man of the match Jacob Muncey crossed twice after he showed terrific pace, once to sprint down the wing and again to find space around the fringes of a ruck.

Ely Tigers give their best performance of the season against Holt. Ryan Clark under close attention from Holt. PHOTO: Steve Wells.Ely Tigers give their best performance of the season against Holt. Ryan Clark under close attention from Holt. PHOTO: Steve Wells.

Joel Scott Paul got himself on the scoreboard when quick thinking from the Clark brothers saw Ash take a quick penalty to pass to brother Ryan who fed the ball to Scott Paul who ran the length of the pitch for a converted try.

Matt McCarthy crashed over soon after to bring the Tigers try tally up to five at the end of the half.

Ely Tigers give their best performance of the season against Holt. Scott Macfarlane opened the scoring with a try in opening play of the game. PHOTO: Steve Wells.Ely Tigers give their best performance of the season against Holt. Scott Macfarlane opened the scoring with a try in opening play of the game. PHOTO: Steve Wells.

Ely scored three more in the second half, once through Luke Cornwell after he found space down the blindside, and twice through Luke Turner who gassed down the wing and evaded would-be defenders on both occasions.

Holt added two of their own consolation tries but were unable to get a losing bonus point in the end.

Ely Tigers give their best performance of the season against Holt. Ryan Clark under close attention from Holt. PHOTO: Steve Wells.Ely Tigers give their best performance of the season against Holt. Ryan Clark under close attention from Holt. PHOTO: Steve Wells.

Final score: 54-17.

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