Peel brothers are Thorn in top side
Thorney 5 St Neots 23 AFTER recent wobbles, Saints got their rugby campaign back on track with a convincing victory at third-placed Thorney. The lightning pace of Saints brothers Adam and Sam Peel caused Thorney no end of problems while Carl Breed picked
Thorney 5 St Neots 23
AFTER recent wobbles, Saints got their rugby campaign back on track with a convincing victory at third-placed Thorney.
The lightning pace of Saints' brothers Adam and Sam Peel caused Thorney no end of problems while Carl Breed picked up the man of the match award for his display on the flank.
Despite their dominance, Thorney pushed over for the first try of the match but from then on Saints were in control, with Richard La Roche shining on his debut.
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Full-back Russ Warrington chased down his own clearance kick to score in the corner and this was followed by a penalty from James Fitch, giving the visitors an 8-5 half-time lead.
The Saints pack began to control the game after the break and Sam Peel's pace brought the visitors' second try under the posts, with Fitch adding the extra points.
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Thorney stood firm in the face of heavy pressure but eventually Adam Peel broke through to bag Saints' third score of the day before another Fitch penalty completed the scoring.
Meanwhile, Saints II fell just short against a well-drilled Ely II, losing out by 22 points to 12 despite tries from Lewis Hall and captain Peter Arnold.
Saints centres Ross Wooding and Paul Wakeford turned in good performances and the home side were left ruing missed opportunities after dominating the closing stages.