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Tabard
Royston
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Tries
D Ritsema, M Finney (2), J Green, E Rees
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Conversions
W Dacey (3)
Penalties
W Dacey
Sat 9 Mar 15:00 - London & SE Division - London 3 North West Full time

Crows play out thrilling draw with Tabard

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Royston returned from Tabard on Saturday with 3 points in the bag after playing out a thrilling draw and bagging a try bonus point in the process

After securing league survival the previous week with a five point win over Kilburn, the Crows returned to league action with a tough away trip to Tabard. After losing the home fixture earlier in the season due to a very slow start, Royston were keen to get going from the off.

However, Tabard dominated the early exchanges and were 10-0 up with two tries within the first twenty minutes, their kicker having an off day that would prove crucial later on. Undeterred, the Crows finally managed to get a foothold in the game with a penalty from Will Dacey, before excellent team play led to a try for winger Dan Ritsema, conversion missed but Royston now within two points approaching half time. Unfortunately, Tabard had the last say before halftime, turning over ball close to the Royston line for a further unconverted try, 15-8 the score at oranges.

Quickly after halftime, the Crows were level. An excellent run from prop Callum McDermott was finished off by prolific second row Max Finney, Dacey slotting the extras. Tabard were next on the scoreboard with another try, finallyc onverted by Tabard to take the lead once more at 22-15. It was from here that the Crows kicked into overdrive. Another excellent break from McDermott was finished off by none other than club stalwart Jamie Green, before Finney went over once more, Dacey adding the extra points each time such that Royston led 29-22 with about ten to play. Tabard hit back once more to tie the scores at 29 all, before Royston thought they had won it with a try from young centre Euan Rees with just few minutes left to play. Unfortunately, Dacey was unable to add the two points, and Tabard managed to score with the very last play of the game. With the conversion to win it, Tabard missed once more, which to be honest, was a fair result with both teams playing some excellent rugby. 34-34 the final score.

Key moments

8:00
Try Try for Tabard
17:00
Try Try for Tabard
23:00
Penalty Will Dacey kicks a penalty for Royston
35:00
Try Dan Ritsema scores for Royston
40:00
Try Try for Tabard
42:00
Try Max Finney scores for Royston
42:30
Conversion Will Dacey kicks a conversion for Royston
55:00
Try Try for Tabard
55:30
Conversion Conversion for Tabard
63:00
Try Jamie Green scores for Royston
63:30
Conversion Will Dacey kicks a conversion for Royston
69:00
Try Max Finney scores for Royston
69:30
Conversion Will Dacey kicks a conversion for Royston
72:00
Try Try for Tabard
72:30
Conversion Conversion for Tabard
77:00
Try Euan Rees scores for Royston
80:00
Try Try for Tabard

Highlights

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80:00 +0:30 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Tabard
80:00 Try 34 - 34
Try for Tabard
77:30 Missed Conversion
Will Dacey misses a conversion for Royston
77:00 Try 29 - 34
Euan Rees scores for Royston
72:30 Conversion 29 - 29
Conversion for Tabard
72:00 Try 27 - 29
Try for Tabard
69:30 Conversion 22 - 29
Will Dacey kicks a conversion for Royston
69:00 Try 22 - 27
Max Finney scores for Royston
63:30 Conversion 22 - 22
Will Dacey kicks a conversion for Royston
63:00 Try 22 - 20
Jamie Green scores for Royston
55:30 Conversion 22 - 15
Conversion for Tabard
55:00 Try 20 - 15
Try for Tabard
42:30 Conversion 15 - 15
Will Dacey kicks a conversion for Royston
42:00 Try 15 - 13
Max Finney scores for Royston
End of period 1
40:00 +0:30 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Tabard
40:00 Try 15 - 8
Try for Tabard
35:30 Missed Conversion
Will Dacey misses a conversion for Royston
35:00 Try 10 - 8
Dan Ritsema scores for Royston
23:00 Penalty 10 - 3
Will Dacey kicks a penalty for Royston
17:30 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Tabard
17:00 Try 10 - 0
Try for Tabard
8:30 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Tabard
8:00 Try 5 - 0
Try for Tabard
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Tabard
  • Royston
  • 0
  • Try 8:00'
  • Try 17:00'
  • Will Dacey Penalty 23:00'
  • Dan Ritsema Try 35:00'
  • Try 40:00'
  • Max Finney Try 42:00'
  • Will Dacey Conversion 42:30'
  • Try 55:00'
  • Conversion 55:30'
  • Jamie Green Try 63:00'
  • Will Dacey Conversion 63:30'
  • Max Finney Try 69:00'
  • Will Dacey Conversion 69:30'
  • Try 72:00'
  • Conversion 72:30'
  • Euan Rees Try 77:00'
  • Try 80:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Old Merchant Taylors' 22 57
7. Harrow 22 56
8. Cheshunt 22 51
9. Kilburn Cosmos 22 39
10. Finchley 22 35
11. Royston 22 34
12. Verulamians 22 10

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