Aley is live and kicking in Leicester victory
TWO yellow cards were not enough to stop South Leicester from claiming victory over Sheffield.
Rickie Aley slotted two early penalties for the hosts, while Sheffield were awarded a penalty try, after a fierce maul from South’s five-metre line. But the speed of Myles Bean caused chaos for Sheffield, with the back crossing after a heroic sprint from halfway, converted by Aley.
Minutes later, Corey Venus dotted down in the corner, but Aley missed the extras from the tee. Sheffield came back with renewed vigour after halftime, and got themselves a try from Connor Mitchell coming out the back of a 10metre scrum after a yellow for William Ward, converted by Andrew Hodgson.
Aley added another penalty, before the hosts moved further ahead through a converted try
from Adam Shaw, who finished after impressive build-up play from Thomas Harris, Joshua McLaurin and Aley.
But a spirited Sheffield came back once more, James Pearson crashing over a collapsed scrum from Ward, but Hodgson missed the extras. Shaw sold a tremendous dummy to cross for his second try.
Sheffield, however, kept plugging away right up until the death and were rewarded with another try through Daniel Rylance, which was conversion by Hodgson, as the whistle moved onto 80 minutes to conclude a riveting clash.