Royston suffer another defeat

PUBLISHED: 12:22 26 October 2006 | UPDATED: 14:52 12 May 2010

Royston II put the home defence under pressure in their defeat at Saffron Walden III - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

Royston II put the home defence under pressure in their defeat at Saffron Walden III - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

Saffron Walden III 22 Royston II 14 WHILE their first team continued to soar high, Royston II suffered their second defeat in successive weeks away at Saffron Walden last Saturday. The home side got off to great start with an early converted try, but R

Action from Royston II’s defeat at Saffron Walden

Saffron Walden III 22

Royston II 14

WHILE their first team continued to soar high, Royston II suffered their second defeat in successive weeks away at Saffron Walden last Saturday.

The home side got off to great start with an early converted try, but Royston hit back immediately through Neil Smith Snr, who sprinted through the centres to score near the posts, converted by Colin Dacey.

Walden extended their lead with another try, this time unconverted, to hit the break 12-7 up.

Royston started the second half the stronger side but went further behind as Walden turned Royston's ball over to score another unconverted try.

The visitors were not done and began to take charge of the game. Their efforts were rewarded when man of the match Joe Hillman crashed through the centres to score next to the posts, again converted by Dacey.

Despite dominating possession, another defensive lapse by Royston allowed the home side another score to wrap up the victory.

- On Saturday (October 28) Royston's Vets XV host the might of Saracens Vets at the Heath.


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