West Norfolk 10-34 Ely Tigers: McCarthy bags a second straight hat-trick as the Tigers roar to victory in the fog

Action from Ely Tigers' 34-10 success over West Norfolk. Photo: Steve Wells

Action from Ely Tigers' 34-10 success over West Norfolk. Photo: Steve Wells - Credit: Archant

Matt McCarthy bagged a second consecutive hat-trick as Ely Tigers ended 2016 with another victory last weekend.

McCarthy starred as the Tigers eased to their third straight league success courtesy of a 34-10 win over West Norfolk.

Ely ensured they would end their year on a high with a commanding victory over their local rivals, which began with an opening try from McCarthy who finished off a flowing move early on.

McCarthy doubled his side’s advantage soon after with another score, before West Norfolk were able to pull give points back when the Tigers fumbled a loose ball.

Ely continued to dominate in the second period and McCarthy completed his second treble in as many weeks after darting through the opposition defence and dotting down.

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The Tigers notched their fourth try of the afternoon courtesy of Luke Rogan, and Scott Macfarlane and Nathan Brooks tied up a successful outing with two more scores late on.

The Tigers, who now sit in fourth in the London Leagues 3 North-East Division, return to action against Harlow on January 7.

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