Ely Tigers attack as they slice through opposition in latest match

John Dibb brings the ball away. Picture: STEVE WELLS

John Dibb brings the ball away. Picture: STEVE WELLS - Credit: Archant

The Tigers absorbed a lot of pressure early on as Thurston were pumped from the off – and disaster struck when Ely had a man red carded.

Joel Scott-Paul releases the ball under pressure. Picture: STEVE WELLS

Joel Scott-Paul releases the ball under pressure. Picture: STEVE WELLS - Credit: Archant

Afterwards Thurston scored from an Ely error when the ball was knocked-on and fly-hacked through, the opposition won the chase and dotted down for a converted try.

Thurston then lost a man to the sin bin and consistent pressure from Ely finally paid off when Luke Cornwell touched down in the corner at the back of a rolling maul.

In the second half Ely’s fitness started to show and Thurston were unable to deal with the Tigers attack.

Ely gained a scrum on the five metre the ball came out and a well worked back move saw Ryan Clark slice straight through the opposition defence and touch down for a converted try.

James Buckland under pressure. Picture: STEVE WELLS

James Buckland under pressure. Picture: STEVE WELLS - Credit: Archant

In the final play of the game the Tigers shipped it wide to Luke Turner who sprinted round two defenders a dotted down for a final try.

Man of the match went to Grant Storey for a solid performance in the loose play.

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The final score was 38-10.