Stu­dents claim price­less vic­tory

Lough­boro’ S ..37 Old Al­bani’s .... 18

The Rugby Paper - - National League 1 - ■ By RYAN STEVENS

LOUGH­BOR­OUGH Stu­dents turned on the style with a four-try vic­tory against Old Al­ba­ni­ans to se­cure their third win of the cam­paign.

The hosts laid the pres­sure on first as a few good runs by Jack Sta­p­ley forced the vis­i­tors back inside their own half.

Owen Waters put the home side ahead with a nerve­less penalty but the vis­i­tors hit back through two Tom Bed­nall kicks.

Af­ter a pos­i­tive start, the Stu­dents were full of con­fi­dence and took the lead as Su­vwe Obano crashed over.

But Old Al­ba­ni­ans re­sponded and scored their first try of the match through Oliver Morris.

In a see-saw game, Lough­bor­ough added an­other as Sta­p­ley waltzed his way through to dot down be­fore the break.

And they car­ried that mo­men­tum into the sec­ond half as Ge­orge De Cothi grabbed their third to put breath­ing space be­tween the two sides.

Waters added an­other penalty to ex­tend their lead fur­ther and Old Al­ba­ni­ans strug­gled to get back in the match.

How­ever, with Lough­bor­ough set for the win, the away side did pro­vide a scare as Craig Dowsett grabbed a try back six min­utes from time.

But Lough­bor­ough rounded off the win with a penalty try at the death.

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