ARKS fail to save the day for sec­ond time

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RUGBY UNION ARKS Rugby Union Club fell ag­o­nis­ingly short of vic­tory for the sec­ond week run­ning, go­ing down 18-22 to Kwinana in the Pin­dan Rugby Cham­pi­onship.

Af­ter fall­ing be­hind to an early penalty, a Tyson Lewis try cou­pled with some ac­cu­rate kick­ing from Corey Broughton put ARKS in the driver’s seat.

But a des­per­ate Kwinana side, chas­ing their sec­ond win of the sea­son, hit back to level the scores at 13-13 by half time.

Kwinana con­tin­ued to bat­tle hard and took the lead through some suc­cess­ful penalty kicks, as ARKS strug­gled to stay in touch.

Lewis again crossed for a try, but Broughton’s missed con­ver­sion meant they trailed 19-18 with 10 min­utes to play.

Another penalty fur­ther ex­tended Kwinana’s ad­van­tage as ARKS searched for a try to win it.

They thought they’d found it with the last play of the game when they crossed over, only for the ref­eree to con­tro­ver­sially rule it out, end­ing the game and con­sign­ing ARKS to another close loss.

ARKS’ B Grade side also lost, fall­ing 15-24 to a strong South­ern Lions out­fit, de­spite lead­ing at half time.

Tries to Levi Pirini and Adam Davis put them in con­trol as they kept the Lions score­less, al­though two missed con­ver­sions would come back to haunt them.

The visi­tors took over in the sec­ond half and piled on the points.

An­drew Hunt scored a sec­ond half hat-trick to give the Lions the lead and de­spite Tus­cany Hale scor­ing a try on de­but, the hosts were left to rue in­ac­cu­rate goal­kick­ing.

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