Tigers pick up a scrabby bonus point in the mud against West Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 12:27 12 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:27 12 March 2018

Ely Tigers rugby club picked up a scrappy bonus point win in muddy conditions at home against West Norfolk.
Nathan Brooks pushes through the West Norfolk tackles PHOTO: Steve Wells

Ely Tigers rugby club picked up a scrappy bonus point win in muddy conditions at home against West Norfolk. Nathan Brooks pushes through the West Norfolk tackles PHOTO: Steve Wells

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Ely Tigers rugby club picked up a scrappy bonus point win in muddy conditions at home against West Norfolk.

Ely Tigers rugby club picked up a scrappy bonus point win in muddy conditions at home against West Norfolk.
Jacob Muncey pushes past West Norfolk PHOTO: Steve Wells Ely Tigers rugby club picked up a scrappy bonus point win in muddy conditions at home against West Norfolk. Jacob Muncey pushes past West Norfolk PHOTO: Steve Wells

The Tigers ill-discipline at the ruck saw West Norfolk go ahead by two penalties early on. Ely then woke up and started to fight back, gaining a line-out on the opposition five metre line.

The ball was thrown short and Nathan Brooks touched down from the back of the maul. Man of the match Matt McCarthy added the arrears.

The Tigers then cleared out an opposition ruck and turned the ball over, it was then forced wide to Ryan Clark who darted in untouched. McCarthy slotted the conversion.

In the second half the conditions dominated the play of the game; the mud halted any sort of running rugby.

Ely Tigers rugby club picked up a scrappy bonus point win in muddy conditions at home against West Norfolk.
Matt McCarth breaks away for Ely.  PHOTO: Steve WellsEly Tigers rugby club picked up a scrappy bonus point win in muddy conditions at home against West Norfolk. Matt McCarth breaks away for Ely. PHOTO: Steve Wells

Towards the end Ely kicked for the corner and formed a maul on the five metre which was stopped short. Jacob Muncey picked and crashed over for a converted try. The Tigers fought hard for their bonus point win and it finally came when the Tigers put pressure on the opposition centres and forced a handling error, Luke Turner sprinted in for a converted try to bring the score to 28-6.

Ely Tigers rugby club picked up a scrappy bonus point win in muddy conditions at home against West Norfolk.
Replacement Tim Green stops another West Norfolk attack PHOTO: Steve WellsEly Tigers rugby club picked up a scrappy bonus point win in muddy conditions at home against West Norfolk. Replacement Tim Green stops another West Norfolk attack PHOTO: Steve Wells

Ely Tigers rugby club picked up a scrappy bonus point win in muddy conditions at home against West Norfolk.
Matt McCarthy doesn't find a way through this time againstt West Norfolk PHOTO: Steve WellsEly Tigers rugby club picked up a scrappy bonus point win in muddy conditions at home against West Norfolk. Matt McCarthy doesn't find a way through this time againstt West Norfolk PHOTO: Steve Wells

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