April 24 2011
The South Wales Scorpions claimed a crucial 20-18 victory over London Skolars – but the narrowness of the winning margin against the division’s whipping boys will cause concern. 280 were at the Gnoll.
stronger during the opening exchanges; but the first-half was largely dour and
the deadlock was not broken for some 32 minutes.
Andrew Gay crossed to seal the game’s first points and Ashley Bateman followed over shortly afterwards as the hosts took a 10-0 advantage in at the break.
Christiaan Roets set-up youngster Dalton Grant shortly after the re-start, and a big home win looked on the cards – but the unfancied Skolars kept battling.
converted try got the development side back into the game, before Dylan Skee had
a score ruled out for offside.
Grant’s second try with 15 minutes to go looked to have sealed it for Mark Rowley’s side – but late tries from Austin Aggrey and Cariern Clement-Pascal set up a tight finish.
A schoolboy handling error denied London a dream comeback and a first win of the season in the closing stages.
The Scorpions clung on for a very unconvincing victory and currently sit eighth in the Championship One table.
Next up is Rochdale. The Scorps will be looking for revenge after the play-off loss.
Full Time - South Wales Scorpions 20-18 London Skolars
Attendance - 280
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