Pilgrims vs Old Albanians at away

  • Competition: Zoo SD2 16/17
  • Squad: Pilgrims
  • Date: Saturday 4th of March 2017 15:00
  • Final Score: 31 - 31

Match Report

                   OLD ALBANIANS 2ND 31 CANTERBURY PILGRIMS 31

 

Pilgrims let a sixteen point lead slip away in the second half of this Zoo Shield clash as OA's snatched  a draw with two tries in the closing minutes..   They looked  set for a comfortble victory after running in four first half tries but injuries and the growing dominance of the home pack proved too big a handicap.  Canterbury's outstanding player, Vaughn Meredith, set up Piers Richardson for the opener and drove through to score the second himself.  Kyan Braithwaite converted both scores and was on target again when Meredith ran in from 40 metres to extend the Pilgrims lead to 21 points.  OAs cut that back with a pushover try on the half hour mark but good ground made by Ben Nash led to a first try for 18-yera-old Izaak Timms.  Braithwaite landed his third conversion and even though the home side replied with a converted try, Pllgrims went into half time sitting pretty at 28-12.   The home side stormed back with an early second haf score and then a PIlgrims side light on replacment players was hit by injuries to Harry Dance and George Campbell, reducing the scrums to the uncontested variety.   OAs were now on the front foot and despite the heroic defensive efforts of players like Glynn Edwards they reeled Canterbury in.  Braithwaite kicked a superb penalty goal from half way but those two tries in the final two minutes brought OAs level to leave Canterbury with three league points.  

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# Team Pld Pts
1 Bishop's Stortford 30 129
2 Old Elthamians 30 122
3 Barnes 30 51
4 Exmouth 30 29