Clark strikes late to deny Geese

The Rugby Paper - - National League 2 South - ■ By DORA ALL­DAY

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.

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