Ely Tigers Realise Their High Hopes
RUGBY EDF Round 1 Ely 24 Haverhill 12 ELY Tigers had high hopes of starting their EDF Junior vase competition with a win against Haverhill on Saturday. Last season saw the Tigers progress to round four and the Tigers are keen to better that success this
EDF Round 1
Ely 24 Haverhill 12
ELY Tigers had high hopes of starting their EDF Junior vase competition with a win against Haverhill on Saturday. Last season saw the Tigers progress to round four and the Tigers are keen to better that success this year.
With Mitzman out through injury Ben Carter stepped up to tight head and Chris Day filled the captain's role on the pitch. With the rest of the squad largely unchanged the Tigers looked set to upset the apple cart.
As they kicked off Ely showed their intent and immediately put pressure on the Haverhill side. Kieren Kennett scored the first try which was converted by Hewett.
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Haverhill replied with their try but missed the conversion to take the score to 7-5.
The Tigers finished the half with another Hewett try. He added the points and the Tigers went in to half time 14-5.
The restart saw the Tigers defend some great forwards play from Haverhill who were rewarded with a try and conversion to bring them back to 14 - 12. This show of strength only fired the Tigers up who turned on the pressure from the restart and scored through Jackson.
The kick was missed but the Tigers were unrelenting and piled on the pressure again. This time the points came from Ed Fahy who picked the perfect line to smash his way over the line.
Tempers began to flare as Haverhill slowly realised their hopes had been dashed and they began to get physical rather than play the game. The final whistle blew leaving the Tigers 24-12.