Solid win away against Crusaders despite low score-line

PUBLISHED: 17:04 29 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:04 29 January 2018

Jacob Muncey powers through the Crusaders defence

Jacob Muncey powers through the Crusaders defence

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The Ely Tigers were eager to get points on the board early and make use of the wind advantage.

Nathan Brooks fails to hold on to a pass in the wet conditionsNathan Brooks fails to hold on to a pass in the wet conditions

Crusaders conceded several penalties which allowed the Tigers to kick for the corner.

Nathan Brooks threw the ball in and joined the back of a dominant Tigers maul, they forced their way over to allow Brooks to dot down.

Lory Martin puts in a low tackleLory Martin puts in a low tackle

The only other score of the half came when ever present Jacob Muncey crashed over for a converted try.

The weather dampened any sort of flowing rugby and the half ended at 14-0 to the Tigers.

Jacob Muncey stops CrusadersJacob Muncey stops Crusaders

In the second half constant handling errors stopped Ely from crossing the line.

Finally Mitchell Kennett found space and sprinted up the middle, fending off several would-be tacklers in the process, and dotted down for a converted try. Ely were unable to score the bonus point try and in the last five minutes Crusaders were awarded countless penalties.

Ely were unable to keep up their solid defence with the constant barrage of attacks and Crusaders finally crossed the line in the last play for an unconverted try.

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