Ely Tigers Take Part In Final Game Of Season
JUNIOR RUGBY ELY Tigers Under-7s took part in their final games of the season at the St Neots Festival on Sunday, giving the team the chance to play against some new teams that they hadn t met before. Matthew Malloy was selected as captain for the day. M
ELY Tigers Under-7s took part in their final games of the season at the St Neots Festival on Sunday, giving the team the chance to play against some new teams that they hadn't met before. Matthew Malloy was selected as captain for the day.
Match 1: Ely Tigers 7 Bedford 6
ELY started well with Robert Armer taking four Bedford tags in a row before Malloy took the first try of the game. Bedford came back with a quick equalising try after the re-start. Despite great defensive tagging by Ely, Bedford gained another try. Malloy scored his second after great support play form Elliot Martin and Daniel Dicks. Dicks then scored again for the Tigers, but Bedford equalised to leave the score at 3-3 at half time.
Dicks started the second half with another try, again only to be equalised by Bedford despite great tagging by Ely. Armer then scored for Ely after good support play by Sarah Matcham, Josh Dawes and Andrew Needham. Matcham again set up Malloy for another try. Bedford managed two further tries before Malloy scored close to the final whistle to win the game for Ely.
Ely try scorers: Matthew Melloy (4) Daniel Dicks (2) Robert Armer (1)
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Match 2: Ely Tigers 3 Dunstablians 4
MALLOY again took the first try for Ely after good support play from Needham, Matcham, Armer, Martin and Dicks. Ely were on the defensive after Dunstable scored the next try, despite great tagging by Fred Butler, Martin and Armer. Ely Tigers kept the pressure on Dunstable with some fantastic running and passing with the ball between Armer, Matcham and Malloy before Martin sprinted for the line. Dunstable came back with a quick try in reply to level the score at 2-2 at half time.
Dunstable started the second half well, taking the first try. Tigers again defended well with Armer taking several opposition tags. Martin and Josh Dawes supported Malloy for his second try of the game. Ely Tigers were unlucky to lose as Dunstable took the final try of the game.
Ely try scorers: Matthew Malloy (2) Elliot Martin (1)
Match 3: Ely Tiger 3 Rushden 5
MATCHAM started the game for Ely with some great team play, finished off with a try by Armer. Rushden took the next try of the game despite great tagging by Dawes, Dicks and Armer. Armer and Malloy combined well together with Malloy scoring for Ely. Rushden quickly replied with a second try, despite good defensive tagging by Martin and Needham.
Rushden started the second half in strong form and were unlucky not to score. Malloy scored for Ely, with good support play from Matcham and Fred Butler but Rushden came back with two further tries to win the game 5-3.
Try scorers: Matthew Malloy (2) Robert Armer (1)
Match 4: Ely Tigers 2 Cambridge 3
ELY Tigers started on good form with a quick early try from Malloy, only to have Cambridge score in reply. Martin, Armer and Malloy kept up the pressure with some great tagging but were unable to stop Cambridge taking a second try. Fantastic Tigers' teamwork saw accurate passing between the team, again finished off with a try by Malloy to leave the score at 2-2 at half time.
The second half showed featured good passing and running skills by both teams. The only try was scored by Cambridge to win the match 3-2.
Try scorer: Matthew Malloy (2)
Ely Tigers: Robert Armer, Fred Butler, Josh Dawes, Daniel Dicks, Elliot Martin, Sarah Matcham, Matthew Melloy and Andrew Needham