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Enfield Ignatians record a narrow 34-29 victory over Stowmarket
5:00pm Thursday 4th October 2012 in Sport
Tempers flared during Enfield Ignatians’ away trip to newly-promoted Stowmarket as the London side recorded a bonus point 34-29 win.
Ignatians were good value for a 15-3 half-time lead following tries from fullback Dan Savagar and fly-half Adam Smith.
Jordan Wilson, who had a try disallowed, kept the scoreboard ticking over by adding a conversion and a penalty.
The second-half was chaotic in comparison and, although winger Tan Mbonu extended Ignatians' lead shortly after the break, Stowmarket capitalised after Tom Moore and Dannan O'Meachairhad been sin-binned scoring two tries to bring the score to 22-15.
Ignatians gave themselves some breathing space after Mbonu secured his brace and prop Ken Carroll was driven over the line as the visitors went 19 points clear.
However, further indiscipline and a third yellow card, this time for Hadee Fayaz, saw Ignatians reduced to 14 in the last eight minutes and Stowmarket cashed-in to claim two further tries, including one in the last play of the game, to keep matters respectable.
Coach Emile Hertz said: "I can't pretend to be happy with the three sin-binnings in the second-half.
“However, we have been up against it this week and I have to be happy with the win in the circumstances."
Ignatians next entertain Ipswich, the only unbeaten side in the league, at Donkey Lane on Saturday.
It was a good day for the club as the second and third teams secured respective 69-5 wins over Hampstead IIIs and Hendon IIs.