Enfield Ignatians produced a stunning second-half fight-back to claim a 31-27 win against South Woodham Ferrers

Enfield Independent: Ignatians fight-back seals victory over Ferrers Ignatians fight-back seals victory over Ferrers

Enfield Ignatians produced a stunning second-half fight-back to claim a 31-27 win against South Woodham Ferrers in London Two North-East.

After a poor opening period, Ignatians trailed 24-5 following a solitary Luke Ellis try. However, they were much improved after the interval and coped with the elements perfectly.

Wes Warren, Christian Adofo and Shaun Engelbrecht all crossed for Enfield and all three tries were converted to put Emile Hertz’s side 26-24 ahead.

A rare incursion into Ignatians' territory by Ferrers resulted in a penalty which was landed with five minutes remaining.

But the match had a final twist. In the dying moments, Keir Bonnar crashed over to secure a narrow victory.

Hertz said: “It was hard playing up the slope and into the wind in the first half. But we certainly didn't help ourselves, as practically each time the visitors entered our 22 we were punished.

"The second half was much better as we didn't concede any tries. We were camped in opposition territory which resulted in us scoring four tries of our own. We deserved the win."

Ignatians, who are sixth in the table, play their final league fixture at Rochford Hundred on Saturday.

Herts-Middlesex Merit Table Two champions Ignatians Twos were awarded a 25-0 win against St Albans Twos after their opponents conceded the fixture.

Captain Andy Roper said: “There has been a real self-belief running through the side this season, and players really want to play for each other. Even when we go behind, we always feel we can win the game.”

The Threes and Fours secured respective default 25-0 wins over Tabard Twos and Tring Fours after both opposition teams conceded their fixtures.

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