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Enfield Ignatians suffered a 'very disappointing' 29-13 against Braintree
4:22pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in Sport
Enfield Ignatians’ poor start to the London Two North-East season continued as they suffered a disappointing 29-13 defeat to league leaders Braintree on Saturday.
The visitors made an ideal start and were 10-0 up inside ten minutes following tries from winger Tan Mbonu and Jordan Wilson. The latter also added a penalty.
However, Braintree came back strongly. They dominated territory and scored tries via George Crane and Tom Brand.
Ignatians held a slender 13-12 lead at the interval but a poor second-half display followed.
After having a try disallowed for a forward pass in the opening minutes, and spilling the ball over the line later in the half, Enfield also lost Rob Wyer to the sin bin.
Consequently, Braintree ran in two further tries and converted a penalty to seal the victory.
Coach Emile Hertz said: “We had an excellent warm up and made a great start to the game. However, our line speed in defence was poor and we missed too many tackles. We let Braintree dictate the game via their half-backs and it was all very disappointing.”
Ignatians will look to bounce back when they take on Norwich on Saturday.
Ignatians Twos thrashed Welwyn 44-8 in Herts-Middlesex Merit Table Two thanks to tries from Bonnar (2), Tom Jordan (2), Hadee Fayaz and Christian Adofo. Paul Duke was in form with the boot and added two penalties and four conversions.
Ignatians Threes defeated Old Albanians Fours 26-12 in Herts-Middlesex Merit Table Three, while Ignatians Fours lost 54-12 to Berkhamsted in Herts-Middlesex Merit Table Six.
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