South Woodham Ferrers bring a halt to Cantabrigian winning spell

PUBLISHED: 07:01 11 January 2017

Pete Collins scored Cantabs' try against South Woodham Ferrers

Pete Collins scored Cantabs' try against South Woodham Ferrers

Iliffe Media Ltd

No joy for Cantabs on the road

Cantabrigian’s long unbeaten run was brought to an end by South Woodham Ferrers with a 22-10 defeat in London League 2NE.

Cantabs had plenty of changes against a South Woodham Ferrers team that had only lost one game this season, and were second in the table.

It was the visitors who took the lead though, with Jonny Heaver taking a quick tap penalty in his own 22 before passing to David Bloxsum, who jinked his way upfield to within a metre of the try line.

The ball was then recycled for Pete Collins to dive over through a melee of players, with Nick Denham landing the conversion to make it 7-0.

It remained that way until the second half, when Cantabs’ defence was stretched, giving Ferrers the opportunity to touch down after an opportunist hack through.

From the next attack, Ferrers got down the left and with a two-man overlap and the cover defence slow to get across they managed to get the ball down to take a 10-7 lead.

The hosts extended their lead when their left winger scored unopposed in the corner, with the successful conversion making it 17-7.

Cantabs were back within a converted score when Denham landed a penalty from 20 metres.

But Ferrers added another unconverted try as Cantabs’ seven-match unbeaten run came to an end.

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