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ENSIANS EARN DRAW WITH LAST KICK OF GAME

OTLIENSIANS 18points v WETHERBY 18 points

Wetherby 242

There were several changes, mostly positional, from the team listed in the programme,
Captain Sam Gray played in the centre making way for youngster Jack Smith in the second row and Toby Gillatt played on the left wing.

Ensians had problems getting and controlling possession against a bigger Wetherby pack and conceded a penalty to go 3points behind after five minutes. However with Ensians
making progress into the Wetherby half of the pitch, and some promising runs by lively scrumhalf Rob Lofthouse, the home side were awarded a penalty which was converted by Kristin Keinhorst to bring the scores level on 10 minutes

After further pressure Wetherby scored an unconverted try on 20 minutes, leaving the half time score at 8 points to 3 to the visitors.

The second period continued in much the same way with Wetherby spending more time in the Ensians half which led to them scoring a further try which was converted to put them further ahead at 15 points to 3

However Ensians were coming more into the game and after a bout of passing amongst the backs a strong run by centre Nathan Rogers led to him scoring an unconverted try giving a score of 15 points to 8 in favour of Wetherby.

As the game headed into the last 10 minutes further attacking play from the home side saw Iuean Cranswick run in a try which, when converted by Kristian Keinhorst, brought the scores level at 15 points all.

In the last 5 minutes Wetherby scored a penalty goal to put them ahead again but an excellent penalty was kicked by Kristian Keinhorst, to bring the scores level at 18 points each after which the referee blew the final whistle.
 

Photos from the game here!
 

 

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