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Cambridge slip up at Rotherham in National League One



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Fin Creighton touched down twice for Cambridge against Rotherham. Picture: Richard Marsham
Fin Creighton touched down twice for Cambridge against Rotherham. Picture: Richard Marsham

Cambridge were unable to turn second-half dominance into points as they were beaten 22-17 at Rotherham in National League One.

The foundations for the Titans’ victory were laid in the first-half, who got the opening try through Anthony Maka after three minutes.

Cambridge went in front after two tries in six minutes from Fin Creighton, both of which were converted by Ben Penfold.

The visitors had Ciaran Moore sin-binned, and it was while the flanker was off the pitch that Rotherham got in the groove to surge into a half-time lead.

Winger Dan Leake and flanker Zak Poole touched down, sandwiching a penalty from Morgan Bunting, giving them 17 unanswered points.

While the hosts had held the upper hand in the first half, Cambridge dominated after the break.

Rotherham’s defence held firm as Cambridge were unable to find the breakthrough, with their only points coming from a Penfold penalty.

In the fledgling table, Cambridge are third from bottom but only three points separate seventh to 14th.

They host Old Elthamians this Saturday (October 5).



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