07:00 Tuesday 03 December 2013

Seven up for Ely in victory over Ipswich YM

Written byMARK TAYLOR

Ed Fahy Ed Fahy

Ely had seven different try scorers as they blew away opponents Ipswich YM to win 38-14 in Greene King IPA Eastern Counties One.

The Tigers were fired up for the game, and got their opening score after 10 minutes when Fahy hacked on and won the chase to touch down under the posts, with Joel Scott Paul converting.

Ely had sensed the weakness in the opposition back-line and began to expose it, with Scott Paul stepping the full-back for an unconverted try.

Mitch Kennett ran a good support line to pick up and touch down in the corner, and the half ended with winger Kevin Houghton receiving the ball in space to outpace his opposite number and touch down for a converted try.

At the start of the second half, Dave Kempers ran through a crash line to cut through the opposition defence and score, with Scott Paul converting.

Ipswich responded with a converted try, but a storming line from man-of-the-match Callum Pratt allowed him to break through the middle for a converted try.

The visitors scored a late consolation converted try.

Newmarket did the hard work in the first half of their 29-7 win over Southwold.

Josh Parry, Lewis Smith, Michael Faulkner-Dunkley and Pat Kearney and two conversions from Michael Reeves gave Newmarket a 24-0 half-time lead.

“We had all the ball but we were making bad decisions really,” said director of rugby Gareth Godfrey. “We made a few changes at half time and in the second half we scored a try, they scored a try, Adam Smith got a yellow card and it got very dark, that’s all that happened.”

Newmarket’s try was a second in as many weeks for Michael Cocks.

Godfrey added: “The spark went out of it as the game was won and it petered out really.

“A bonus-point win is all you can ask for really, although we would have liked more tries.”

Haverhill had to concede their Eastern Counties Two match at Thetford, giving their opponents a home walkover.

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