Winning Run Ends In Lions Den
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Wharfedale got off to the worst possible start conceding a try in the second minute.
After gathering the ball from the kick-off, the ball was turned over and clever inter play down the right flank saw Alex Wilcockson touch down, Jon Boden added the conversion.
After 12 minutes Wharfedale were harshly penalized at a scrum and Jon Boden duly converted the penalty to make the score 10 -0.
Wharfedale eventually woke up after the early onslaught and went through multiple phases before being awarded a 5m scrum.
The pack asserted its authority and drove the home side back for George Hedgley to score a well-deserved try, Tom Barrett added the extras.
On 28 minutes Harry Dunne made a break and good inter passing between Tom Barrett and Robbie Davidson saw the former beat the home defence to score under the posts – Tom Barrett converted his own try to take the lead at 10 – 14.
After two penalties against Wharfedale a 5m lineout by the home side was fed back to Devon Constant who broke tackles to score, the conversion was missed giving Lions a narrow lead.
Leicester Lions were awarded a scrum on the half way line in 39 minute and fed the ball out wide on the right flank for Alex Wilcockson to beat the covering defence, Jon Boden added the conversion to make the score at half time 22 -14
From the kick-off the Lions were in the ascendency and went through multiple phases before being awarded a 5 m scrum, Matty Houghton seeing yellow for a technical offence.
The lions capitalized on the extra man Tom Aviss scored under the post making the conversion a formality.
The 14 men of Wharfedale then showed some fighting spirit and in the 53 minute, after constant pressure, Dan Stockdale was driven over the line, Tom Barrett adding the extras – game on
However Wharfedale were getting on the wrong side of the referee and from a resultant penalty Jon Boden converted to make the score 32 – 21.
With a strong bench Wharfedale were still in the game but poor tackling down the right flank allowed Luke Veebels to score and give the away team an uphill battle to get anything out of the game.
In a barnstorming finish, Wharfedale battered the Lion’s line resulting in two yellow cards and a sniping try for Philip Woodhead, duly converted by Tom Barrett.
A thoroughly entertaining game which gave Wharfedale a losing bonus point away from home and some cheer for the travelling fans but plenty for the coaches to ponder over the next two weeks.
Photos by Ro Burridge
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Winning Run Ends In Lions Den, 18th February 2018, 21:59 PM