Ely Tigers Youth teams round-up
Under-16s Ely Tigers 37 Bury St. Edmunds 7 ELY soon learned that Bury s pack was more then just sizeable. Although the forwards were having more of a challenge, the backs were able to exploit gaps in the opposing back line. Chris Hobson scored and convert
Ely Tigers 37 Bury St. Edmunds 7
ELY soon learned that Bury's pack was more then just sizeable. Although the forwards
were having more of a challenge, the backs were able to exploit gaps in the opposing back line. Chris Hobson scored and converted the first try before Dan Marsh scored after an excellent run. This was soon followed by a try from Adam Fletcher and, when Chris Hobson successfully kicked
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a penalty, the Tigers had a 20-0 lead.
Bury St. Edmunds returned in the second half replacing their B team for their A team and promptly scored a try. The Tigers returned and after aggressive, powerful play by both forwards and backs they scored another three tries, which came from Chris Hobson, Theo Harrison and Jamie Robinson.
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Hobson added one more conversion to wrap up the comfortable win.
Swaffham 17 Ely Tigers 21.
THE Tigers took part in a hard-fought match between two sides who were very evenly matched.
The Ely tries were scored by: Nedas Bartasrus and Dan Driver, both of which were converted by skipper Joe Coyle.
Driver went over for a third Ely try but it was disallowed the act of scoring was adjudged to have been a double movement.
Ely Tigers 29 Saffron Walden 24
A NEW look Tiger-13s pack dominated the first half against a strong Saffron Walden side.
The strong forward platform provided excellent first and second phase ball which scrum half Jimmy Adams used to great effect, releasing the backs to score four first-half tries from Ollie Watts (2), Liam Cooper and Miles Orvis. Liam Cooper and Jimmy Adams converted one try apiece.
Ely made several half-time changes and Saffron Walden capitalised as the Ely players tried to adjust. Their centre ran in three tries from set plays, before Adam Featherstone drove over from close range to give Ely the win.