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Richard Knight try seals Cantabrigian win over Ipswich

By Mark Taylormark.taylor@iliffemedia.co.uk

Richard Knight scored Cantabs vital try against Ipswich.
Richard Knight scored Cantabs vital try against Ipswich.

But there is defeat for Cambridge at Birmingham Moseley

Cantabrigian made it four wins in a row by beating Ipswich 15-8 in London League 2N.

The breeze was in their favour in the first half, but it was the scrum that was giving them territorial advantage.

Cantabs had spurned some chances to take the lead before James Hayward kicked them ahead at half time from a penalty.

Ipswich responded at the start of the second half, levelling affairs with a penalty.

Dave Evershed was then sin-binned and Ipswich converted the resulting penalty to take the lead.

When Ipswich slotted over a third penalty, the game seemed to be slipping away from Cantabs.

But after turning over possession following a scrum, Hayward shipped the ball left for Ollie Blackmur to score out wide to make it 9-8.

Pete Collins then stole a line-out to set up a rolling maul and inches from the line, Richard Knight leapt over a sea of bodies to touch down, and Hayward’s conversion made it 15-8.

Cantabs held on for the remaining five minutes to seal the win and move up to eighth in the table.

Cantabs host second-placed Sudbury at Sedley Taylor Road this Saturday (March 17).

In National League One, Cambridge were beaten 14-13 at Birmingham Moseley.

Alex Hearle set things rolling with the first try for Moseley, with Oliver Allsopp kicking the conversion.

Before half time, Ben Penfold landed a penalty for Cambridge.

Not long into the second half, Jake McCloud touched down for Cambridge, and Penfold’s conversion meant it was 10-7 to the visitors.

Moseley responded to go back in front, with Afeafe Haisala touching down Sam Hollingsworth’s kick through, and the latter added the conversion.

Cambridge did narrow the gap through another Penfold penalty, but they could only take a losing bonus point as they suffered their third defeat in a row.

Cambridge have a rearranged home game this Saturday against high-flyers Darlington Mowden Park, kick off 2pm.


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