Heavyweights tame Tigers

PUBLISHED: 10:59 27 September 2007 | UPDATED: 12:52 04 May 2010

Lowestoft and Yarmouth 71 Ely Tigers 7 WITH several key players missing, Ely were forced to field a light pack and inexperienced backs. The visitors plight was not helped by Jimmy Gilbourn s early injury and the home side took full advantage. A 12-minute

Lowestoft and Yarmouth 71

Ely Tigers 7

WITH several key players missing, Ely were forced to field a light pack and inexperienced backs.

The visitors' plight was not helped by Jimmy Gilbourn's early injury and the home side took full advantage.

A 12-minute period saw the home side score five tries to lead 27-0. The Ely midfield continued to struggle and two more touchdowns gave Lowestoft and Yarmouth a 39-0 advantage at the break.

The home side continued to turn the screw in the second half and increased their lead to 59-0 before Ely finally broke through.

The visitors took a scrum against the head and Daniel Coulson powered over for a try converted by Sam Sanders-Hewett.

Lowestoft and Yarmouth scored two tries late on to run out 71-7 winners.

Upper Clapton II 27

Ely Tigers II 19

TIGERS were looking to maintain their good run of results and Andrew Manning, playing at lock, scored his first try for the club to put Ely 5-0 up.

The home side drew level but Alex Ferrentinos' try and Pete Vousden's conversion gave Ely a 12-5 half-time lead.

Upper Clapton hit back and scored three tries to lead 22-12 but Tigers clawed their way back into the game when Ferrentinos scored his second try and Vousden slotted over the conversion.

Ely chased the game but were caught on the break in the closing seconds and the home side touched-down to make the final score 27-19.

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