Wendens Ambo can't make up for a slow start

PUBLISHED: 09:53 22 October 2010

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Royston 22 Wendens Ambo 3

A CLASSIC game of two halves saw Wendens Ambo side give a good account of themselves in this Greene King Deuxieme Sud clash with second-placed Royston.

Early exchanges were all to the benefit of the Hertfordshire side. A torrid opening saw Wendens fail to gain possession in the opening ten minutes, and only stout goal-line defence preventing a greater reward than the single converted try.

Wendens managed to find a way back into the game with some stalwart forward play and were duly rewarded when Royston were penalised and John Lodge added the three points.

The remainder of the half saw Royston pile on pressure - a Royston scrum under Wendens posts led to a further try, and then two late tries taking the score to 22-3. Wendens had a late opportunity to put further points on the board, but Lodge missed a long penalty

After the half some tactical changes were made and Wendens started to gain the upper hand. Royston made their own contribution to the change in the game as they allowed two players to be sin binned. Wendens backs began to link up effectively - with debutant Seb Scholfield and Barney Shakespeare proving particularly elusive.

The forty minutes passed without further score leaving the home side deserving victors.

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