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Enfield Ignatians back to winning ways with Woodford victory in
10:00am Tuesday 25th September 2012 in Sport
Enfield Ignatians bounced back from their opening day London Two North-East defeat to claim a 22-13 win against a strong Woodford side at Donkey Lane.
Playing down the slope in the opening period, the hosts successfully used the conditions well to establish a 14-3 lead by the interval.
Dannan O'Meachair and Tan Mbonu went over for the home side while Jordan Wilson added the extras on both occasions.
The half time score could’ve been larger but Ignatians failed to put away a number of good chances after being thwarted by some stubborn Woodford defence.
After the break, Enfield’s failure to put the game out of reach almost came back to haunt them.
Two tries from Rupert Wood put Woodford back into the contest and the visitors sensed an unlikely upset.
However, Ignatians fought back and they secured the victory in the final minutes as O'Meachair atoned by successfully exploiting a three man overlap to score.
After the victory, Ignatians coach Emile Hertz stated he hopes his side can make Donkey Lane a fortress this season.
He said: "We worked on our kicking game during the week and the performance was certainly an improvement on the North Walsham game. We're aiming to win all our home games which is important in our league, and although we didn't secure the bonus point, Woodford were also denied in that area."
Ignatians are again in league action on Saturday when they travel to Stowmarket.
Meanwhile Enfield Ignatians' Second and Fourth sides recorded respective 23-10 and 17-10 Herts-Middlesex Merit Table wins over Fullerians Seconds and Hitchin Thirds.
However, the Enfield third team, also in league action, were beaten 22-12 by Hackney Seconds.
The promoted Ignatians Under-16s made a disappointing start to life in Herts-Middlesex Division Five, going down to their Harlequins counterparts 36-5.