Monday, 5 March 2007

Skolars fall to Crusaders

Yesterday saw London Skolars go down 4 – 28 against Celtic Crusaders in the home leg of their Group Six National Rail Cup clash. The loss leaves the Skolars without a win in four National Rail Cup games this season, although the London outfit were handed arguably the toughest draw with their group containing National League Two favourites Crusaders and top National League One sides Widnes and Leigh.

The match itself was something of a mud bath following constant rain on the New River pitch, but the Crusders side adjusted best to the poor conditions to ease to a comfortable victory. The Skolars knowing that all realistic chance of progressing in the competition had gone took the opportunity to rest some key players with one eye on next week’s Challenge Cup third round clash away at Bradford amateur side West Bowling.

London Skolars: (0) 4
Tries: Simms

Celtic Crusaders: (22) 28
Tries: G.Davies, Quinn, Ballard 2, Richards
Goals: Quinn 4

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