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A late try helped Enfield Ignatians overcome Holt in London Two North-East
11:00am Tuesday 19th February 2013 in Sport
A late Enfield Ignatians try helped them claim a 32-30 win over visiting Holt in London Two North-East.
Enfield looked in control after taking a 27-11 lead after two tries from Dannan O'Meachair and one apiece from Shaun Quinn Rob Wyer and Sam Emery.
However, Holt battled their way back into the contest and they scored three second half tries to take the lead.
Ignatians kept their nerve though and regained the lead two minutes from time after successfully executing a driving maul to wrap up all five points.
Coach Emile Hertz said: "I told the side not to panic when we went behind (27-30) as I was felt sure that further scoring opportunities would come our way with ten minutes remaining and they did.
"However, full credit to Holt. They have a very good tight five and were dangerous each time they got into our 22.
He added: “Our aim is to finish the league campaign very strongly and to improve our league position."
Ignatians host in-form Braintree at Donkey Lane this Saturday.
Enfield’s second side lost 26-20 to Old Albanians Thirds in Merit Table One league game-cup double header. Andy Roper (two) and Mickey Piper crossed for Ignatians.
Enfield Ignatians’ Threes lost 46-5 to Hemel Hempstead Twos in the Herts-Middlesex Merit Table Four main cup competition. Damon Rodney claimed a consolation score for the visitors.