Valiant Ely take runners-up berth in cup

PUBLISHED: 10:51 16 March 2015 | UPDATED: 10:51 16 March 2015

Ely Tigers under 12s finished runners up in the Cambs County Cup.
Picture: MARK JOHNSON

Ely Tigers under 12s finished runners up in the Cambs County Cup. Picture: MARK JOHNSON

Copyright 2015 Mark Johnson

Rugby

Under 12s

Ely Tigers just ran out of steam as they finished runners up to Huntingdon in the Cambridgeshire County Cup.

The youngsters started their tournament off in style, brushing aside Saffron Walden (15-0) and then Shelford (10-0) to set up a quarter-final tie against Cambridge.

A tough match ensured by Ely triumphed, coming through the match 15-5 winners.

Their semi-final match was Ely’s toughest test of the day, with nothing between themselves and Newmarket in normal and added time – the sides locked at 10-10.

In the end, the toss of a coin decided the winner and it was Ely who went through.

Coach Steve Brown said: “The semi finals had taken their toll but we had to play the final straight after. We gave what we had left. Two quick tries against the run of play, had sapped the life from us. Another try and that was that. Huntingdon winning 15-0.

“But what a great effort and deservedly county cup runners up.”


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