Classy Collins daz­zles as Sed­g­ley soar

The Rugby Paper - - National League 2 North - By MARK COOPER

SOUTH Le­ices­ter were on the re­ceiv­ing end of a firsthalf blitz as Sed­g­ley Park Tigers scored five times be­fore the in­ter­val to boost their pro­mo­tion chances at Park Lane.

Prop Daniel Ma­her and star man Stephen Collins crossed in quick suc­ces­sion to put the hosts in com­mand in­side 12 min­utes, with fly-half Collins adding only the first con­ver­sion be­fore adding a penalty af­ter 15 min­utes.

South Le­ices­ter were pinned back and un­able to re­spond as winger Jamie Har­ri­son added the hosts’ third be­fore Ma­her and An­drew Ri­ley added fur­ther scores, se­cur­ing the try-scor­ing bonus-point in­side the open­ing 30 min­utes.

Collins added all three con­ver­sions to give the hosts a healthy 36-0 lead.

The visi­tors did get on the score­board be­fore the

break as No.8 Dan Ire­land pow­ered over but the con­ver­sion was missed.

Sed­g­ley added a sixth try af­ter the restart as re­place­ment for­ward Thomas Coe scored with Collins again slot­ting the con­ver­sion, 43-5.

How­ever, this would be the hosts’ fi­nal points of the game as South Le­ices­ter ral­lied, scor­ing tries through Ben­jamin Palmer, Rhod­er­ick McNaughton and Thomas Cheney to en­sure they trav­elled home with at least a try-scor­ing bonus point.

Palmer added two of the con­ver­sions to com­plete the scor­ing, but the game was long gone.

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