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Enfield Ignatians' Under-14s victorious against Royston in Herts-Middlesex Division Four
9:00am Tuesday 19th March 2013 in Sport
With Enfield Ignatians’ first team not in action the spotlight was on the club’s Under-14s and they kept their title bid alive with a 32-12 victory against Royston in Herts-Middlesex Division Four.
The game was played in difficult conditions but Ignatians did enough to open a 10-7 lead at the interval.
That was soon wiped out after the break as Royston crossed the line but a flurry of late tries sealed the win for Enfield.
Andy Pavius (2), Glory Makabukidi, James Charles, Thomas Yardley and Conor Gray were the try scorers for Ignatians.
The side’s coach, Andy Sellick, said: "We made our fair share of mistakes and I told the team that they ran the grave risk of throwing the title away. The response in the last ten minutes was fantastic as the side really switched on and played some great rugby."
"We are joint top with Biggleswade and both sides have accumulated 19 points.
"They have a better points differential than us though. However, they have played one more game than us. So key to the winning the title will be the clash against the Bedfordshire side on Sunday."
Elsewhere, the Under-16s were beaten 15-12 by Fullerians B in Herts-Middlesex Division Five and their promotion hopes are now out of their hands.
A try from Jerome Yates put Ignatians in touch as they went into the break 15-5 behind.
The Enfield side almost rescued the game in the second period following a try from the excellent Lewis White which was converted by Alex Bucknall. However, they couldn’t add any further points.
The Under-8s continued their unbeaten season after they dominated their double headers against Watford and Old Verulamians.
Against Watford, Enfield were victorious 7-1 and 6-1 and then claimed 6-1 and 7-0 wins over Old Verulamians.
Coach Steve Baldwin was pleased with the efforts of the Under-9s who drew 9-9 with Old Verulamians before beating Watford 11-6.
Baldwin said: "In the Old Verulamians game, we came across some big lads and our tackling was fantastic. We played really well against Watford and I thought that Owen Loveday and Ben Davey were outstanding."
The Under-11s beat Old Verulamians 45-10 before drawing 15-15 against a combined Watford and Old Verulamians side.
Bailey Borg-Thomas celebrated his first try for club in the Under-10s' 3-1 defeat to Watford. They also suffered a five try defeat against Old Verulamians.