Scintillating score for University of Leicester
Match report - the men's match
Despite the poor weather, a large and energetic crowd was there to cheer the teams on. The University of Leicester side struck first with a penalty by fly-half Jack Lewis, and this set the mood for the evening, with the Leicester pack working hard and dominating De Montfort at both the line-out and scrum.
dominance set the platform for the backs to work their moves, but it wasn’t
until centre Ali Fox charged down a clearance by DMU, that Leicester crossed
De Montfort’s line; the deflected kick bouncing kindly, allowing him to
score an easy try under the posts. Things
soon turned sour for Fox when he was sin-binned for a 'technical error' after
the ageing De Montfort number 8 had cynically tackled Oli Booth in mid air.
half time Leicester were leading 16-0, a score that flattered De Montfort, who
had hardly touched the ball in the first half.
Leicester began the second half in much the same way as they finished the first, but despite several surges deep into De Montfort territory, they could not add to their score. It wasn’t until mid-way through the second half that DMU registered their solitary score of the game, through a penalty they were fortunate to be awarded. However, any hopes of a revival De Montfort had were swiftly dashed, as Leicester winger Adam Davies took an interception deep in his own half, evaded several De Montfort players and crossed the line for a scintillating score. Lewis added the extra points to complete the rout.
of Leicester 23 – De Montfort 3
15 – Mark Harwood,
14 - Adam Davies, 13 - Chris Garstin, 12 - Ali Fox, 11 - Nick Sutton, 10 –
Jack Lewis, 9 – Sam Barnett, 1 - Derek Hussain, 2 – Dave Goddard, 3 - Dave
Rowling, 4 – James Weaver, 5 - Owen Ellis, 6 – Oli Booth, 7 – David
McTurk (c), 8 – Alun Jones.
Liam Kent, Laurence Griffiths, John Clayton, Oli Caunce, Oli Peck, Gareth
Christian-Lim, Matt Murtagh.
Last updated: 18 March 2004 11:20
Created by: Barbara Whiteman
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