Neighbours take the bragging rights

Royston 12 Stevenage II 13 THE Crows found themselves edged out in a tight game on Saturday (November 25). Despite the hosts showing eight changes from their previous game, they took an early lead when Sam Newson put Ali Williams away to score on his retu

Royston 12 Stevenage II 13

THE Crows found themselves edged out in a tight game on Saturday (November 25).

Despite the hosts showing eight changes from their previous game, they took an early lead when Sam Newson put Ali Williams away to score on his return to the first team.

With the Royston forwards disrupting Stevenage's scrum at every opportunity, they doubled their lead when some strong direct running by the forwards put JasonTurks away for a rare try.


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Stevenage hit back with a couple of tries of their own due to some weak tackling.

After the break, with the wind at their backs Royston should have put the game away but it was Stevenage who came out stronger.

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Young Jack Hoye came onto the wing to replace Williams for his first team debut and had an excellent game nearly scoring in the corner.

The visitors produced a strong second half performance, and with four minutes remaining, they were awarded a penalty. One touch judge waved it over, while the other did not, and the referee gave Stevenage the benefit of the doubt as they snatched victory.

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