Rugby: Tigers show off their roar-some team skills
Ely Mini Rugby Round-Up ON a misty January morning Ely Tigers travelled down the A10 to the Hertfordshire town of Royston to play. The air was crisp, the temperate cold and the ground soft, but despite a long Christmas lay-off the Tigers acquitted themsel
Ely Mini Rugby Round-Up
ON a misty January morning Ely Tigers travelled down the A10 to the Hertfordshire town of Royston to play. The air was crisp, the temperate cold and the ground soft, but despite a long Christmas lay-off the Tigers acquitted themselves well.
The Tiger-Eights lined up at the start of the first game to do battle and despite going three tries down very quickly they seemed to have rediscovered tagging and fought tigerishly throughout the game. Aaron Shergold scored one try for Ely and Joseph Shirley four, all in the second half, the first scored after super support play by the team.
Ely lost 35-25 despite winning the second-half.
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The Tiger-Eights' second game was a harder fought one and they were always in with a chance. There were very good spells of defending and tagging as well as a try apiece by Joseph Shirley and Ashley Clark but again Royston produced the win 25-10.
Coach Paul Hurst gave man of the match in the first game to Joseph Shirley but to the whole team in the second game.
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Ely Tiger-Sevens started their first game well but following several great tackles from Ely, Royston managed to score the first try of the match.
Ely replied with a good try by Matthew Foy as a result of a long run by Callum Augustus. Both teams were playing some superb rugby and it was a lovely match to watch. Lawrence Whitworth scored his first try for Ely following a good run and pass from Maddie Bailey before Royston replied with a try taking the half time score to 2-2.
Harry Dingley scored a try with a long run before Maddie Bailey scored for Ely. Royston replied immediately but the Tigers scored two more tries, from Jake Butler and Matthew Foy. Royston added two more tries giving a final score of 6-5 to Ely Tiger-15s.
There was a second match played against Royston. Macauley Milnes opened the scoring for Ely, Royston replied with a try before Maddie Bailey scored to give Ely the lead but Royston scored one more to take the final score to 2-2.