Clark strikes late to deny Geese
SEB Clark scored the winning try as a gritty Canterbury surged up to fifth place as they cemented victory over London Irish Wild Geese.
Canterbury capitalised on a loss of discipline from the Geese in the final minutes, with Harry Sayers flourishing on the left wing to push the away side to victory.
The Geese capitalised on Canterbury full-back Ollie Best’s yellow card on seven minutes by opening the scoring with a try from flanker Archie Mackay, which Alex Seers then failed to convert.
Best returned in time to convert scrum-half Daniel Smart’s try.
London Irish responded with a try from Tom Barker which Alex Seers then did convert, before Canterbury prop Jimmy Green’s scored, which Best converted.
Geese opened the second half scoring 15 minutes in with a penalty kick from Seers, who then extended their lead converting a 68th-minute try from hooker Bradley Clements.
Their happiness was short-lived, with Canterbury awarded a penalty with nine minutes left as London Irish prop George Dean was sin-binned.
Nimble performances from Reon Joseph and Peter Hodgkinson proved ultimately wasteful for London Irish, as Canterbury’s patience was rewarded with Clark’s try.