Rugby Union: Barnet hand Royston a loss
PUBLISHED: 12:23 12 December 2013 | UPDATED: 12:23 12 December 2013
Royston lost 25-13 on Saturday to high-flying Barnet in Herts/Middlesex 1.
The game started brightly for Royston, who scored the first try through Sam Morris.
Barnet responded strongly and it did not take long before they were level through a try from their No.8 off the back of a rolling maul.
Royston were holding their own against Barnet and managed to score a penalty through Michael Schurch to end the half with a three point advantage.
Barnet were able to cancel these penalties out midway through the half when they kicked over two penalties of their own to level the match at 13-13.
Royston against started strongly in the second half and added another three points though Schurch.
Barnet, however, stole the ball from a Royston lineout inside the 22 and drove over the line to take a five-point lead.
Royston tried desperately to search for a try in the last few minutes but were undone when Barnet turned over possession and shipped the ball out wide were they had a massive overlap to score with the last play of the game. On Saturday Royston are away at Cheshunt.
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