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Richard Knight darts in for Cantabrigian double


By CambridgeIndependent Reporter


Richard Knight grabbed two tries for Cantabs against Harlow
Richard Knight grabbed two tries for Cantabs against Harlow

Scrum-half scores twice in win over Harlow

Richard Knight touched down twice for Cantabrigian as forward power helped them clinch a 25-15 win over Harlow in London League 2NE.

Jon Perks was back for his first game of the season, and his return helped build a heavyweight pack that caught the eye.

Harlow, who had scored 44 points against Cantabs earlier in the season, took the lead with an unconverted try after three minutes.

A rolling maul set up the chance for new dad Knight to burst through low to the ground to score for 5-5.

A powerful scrum saw Pete Collins make the try-line on the blind-side, and James Hayward's conversion was successful to make it 12-5 to Cantabs.

But Harlow scored to the right of the posts to make it 12-12 at half time.

Not long after the restart, Collins stole a line-out and passed to Tom Bailey to shoot down the blind-side to score in the corner for 17-12.

Harlow responded with a penalty, but Cantabs stole a line-out, and Perks bounced off two tacklers to set up a ruck, and Knight spotted a gap to burst through to score and earn the bonus point for four tries.

And with the last play of the game, Hayward landed a penalty to seal Cantabs' victory.

It means they are third from bottom, five points clear of 11th-placed Woodford.



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