1sts GO DOWN BY 41-33 to OLD CENTS in CUP SEMI-FINAL

1 week ago By Roger Locke

1sts took lead after 25 minutes but were unable to hold on for victory

With all the recent rugby played, this was always going to be a big ask for the 1sts, especially as Old Cents had the luxury of playing in the semi-final without having played a single qualifying match whilst Chosen had defeated both Matson and Widden to reach this stage.
Cents scored a converted try after just six minutes but Chosen responded four minutes later with a try from Marc Riddel converted by Andy King.
A penalty put Cents back in front but Chosen went into the lead after 25 minutes when Tom Knight scored and King converted. Cents responded with a converted try to retake the lead by 3 points but then Tom Darby crossed for Chosen with King's convertion putting them back in front 21-17.
Two more tries for Cents, one of which was converted gave them a 29-21 interval lead.
An un-converted try four minutes into the second half extend the Cents lead to 34-21 but Chosen hit back with a second try from Marc Riddel and when Rob Panting crashed over for a try converted by King Chosen were right back in the match at just one point behind with the scoreline 33-34.
As the final whistle approached Cents made sure of victory with a final converted try.
A great team effort by Chosen but ultimately they probably paid the price for having to play six highly competitive matches in just 17 days

Updated 05:58 - 12 Apr 2017 by Roger Locke

Where next?

2nds WIN 50-27 AGAINST HUCCLECOTE in JUNIOR CUP 2nds record a comfortable 8 try victory to book a semi-final place against either Matson, Coney Hill or Old Cents - see REPORT here......
COMBINATION CUP GAMES THIS WEEK !!! 1sts HOME to OLD CENTS - Tues 11th, 2nds HOME to HUCCLECOTE - Wed 12th, 3rds AWAY to CONEY HILL Thurs 13th
Results
Sat 22 Apr
h
1st XV Keynsham
League 3 – 24
L
Tue 11 Apr
h
Cup 33 – 41
L
Sat 8 Apr
a
1st XV Coney Hill
League 22 – 20
L

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