Teenage dreams for in-form Davey
A LATE try from Richie Piper brought to an end in-form Sedgley Park’s unbeaten run of seven games.
In a pulsating finale the dynamic No.8 forced his way over to level the scores at 30-30, fly-half Harry Davey slotting the crucial conversion. It was another sensational afternoon for the 18-year-old who claimed all the hosts’ points bar the final try.
The game, on a knifeedge throughout the second half, saw the visitors push ahead through an Andy Riley try. Field responded as Davey slotted a penalty but Tigers hit straight back when hooker Dan Maher peeled off a maul and crossed for a converted try. Davey cut the deficit to one point before a neat interception saw him sprint from his own 22 for Field’s first try. A further penalty gave the hosts a 16-7 advantage.
Just before the halfhour Sedgley wing Jamie Harrison found downward pressure falling on a deft Steve Collins crosskick. A further penalty from Davey was countered by Maher’s second try making it 19-17 at the break.
Davey stretched the lead with a penalty but Sedgley hit back through a Collins drop goal and penalty either side of a Riley try.
But there was still time for Field to respond with Davey’s penalty and conversion of Piper’s score.