Mose­ley pun­ish waste­ful hosts

The Rugby Paper - - National League 1 - ■ By STEVE JACK­SON

CAM­BRIDGE were again the ar­chi­tects of their own down­fall at Grantch­ester Road as they failed to cap­i­talise on a dom­i­nant first-half dis­play.

Lead­ing at half-time for the sec­ond week run­ning, the Blood & Sand were ahead through Jack Green’s third-minute penalty and his con­ver­sion to Louis Rawl­ings’ try just be­fore the break.

In be­tween, they ham­mered away at a rock-solid Mose de­fence and looked as if they’d run away with the game.

For the open­ing try, Oli Petrides gath­ered a kick and was deemed to have gone out of bounds be­fore he touched down. Mose lost their own li­ne­out though and Rawl­ings gath­ered grate­fully to score, Green con­vert­ing.

This should have sig­ni­fied the req­ui­site charge for five points – but all it achieved was the vis­i­tors re­dou­bling their ef­forts, led by the bustling Buster Lawrence, and run­ning in three sec­ond-half tries.

Straight from the kick off, Michael Penn ran the ball back al­most un­op­posed and touched down for James Dixon to add the ex­tras. Tim Mole­naar, sin-binned in the first half, added the sec­ond and Adam Caves’ third left the hosts with too much to do and too lit­tle time to do it.

Cameron Rud­dock’s late con­so­la­tion try merely brought up the los­ing bonus point.

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