Third Team Power Into Semis
PUBLISHED: 12:20 02 March 2009 | UPDATED: 10:46 04 May 2010
ELY 3 made it through to the semi-final of the Greene King Cup after demolishing Cantabrigians 49-6. Despite a sluggish start, it wasn t long before the Tigers clicked into gear and they soon forged ahead into an unassailable lead with some truly ruthless
ELY 3 made it through to the semi-final of the Greene King Cup after demolishing Cantabrigians 49-6.
Despite a sluggish start, it wasn't long before the Tigers clicked into gear and they soon forged ahead into an unassailable lead with some truly ruthless try-scoring complemented with precision kicking.
A delighted captain Ben Brownlie, said: "It was the best performance I have seen from this side. It was wonderful rugby from everyone in the squad, the discipline was fantastic and I'm proud of every one of them."
The Ely pack were the driving force behind the win as they dominated forward play, allowing space and time for the support players work the ball wide and run over a number of scores.
Ely's opening try came after 15 minutes when slick handling in the backs put Tim Mills over the line with Vic Cato adding the conversion to make it 7-3.
Ten minutes later another backs' move saw Chris Jones go over in the corner for a well worked try and the Tigers registered again soon after as Jimmy Gilbourne slid over.
Arguably the try of the match came courtesy of virtuoso effort from Tim Mills who ran almost the length of the pitch before beating three tackles and then off loaded to Dan Hudson on the opposition 22 to power over and score the fourth try of the half.
The second-half started with all the same confidence and verve as the first and Ely quickly soon added to their growing tally after Cato produced a measured drop goal from the 22.
Now comfortably ahead, Ely become more adventurous and their confidence soon produced more scores as Lewis Jenkins slid over in the corner to take the score to 32-6.
Four minutes later Ely again seized possession on the Cantabs 22 with a two man overlap to the right. The ever aware Cato spotted the resulting gap and kicked the ball over the top of the defensive line for Hudson to chase through and score.
The rout was completed ten minutes shy of time when Tim Evans and Stacey Mould both added scores to bring the final tally to 49-6.