Monday, 26 March 2007

Skolars lose final Northern Rail Cup outing

London Skolars ended their Northern Rail Cup commitments for 2007 yesterday with a defeat away at Leigh. The victory was a comfortable one for the National League One side who were desperate to ensure qualification to the closing stages of the competition as one of the best performing third placed sides in the group rounds.

For the second round in succession the Skolars conceded 60 points, but they did show more attacking prowess than in their previous game against Widnes, when they were nilled, managing to run in 22 points against the Centurions including four tries.

Although the North London outfit failed to win any of their outings in this season’s Northern Rail Cup there has been much encouragement from their performances in what was arguably the toughest group in the competition, with all their opponents tipped as possible contenders in their respective divisions. The Skolars have had an extremely tough run of fixtures going into the start of National League Two and must now carry that experience forward with them into the campaign.

Leigh Centurions: 60
Tries: Hill, Rivett, Ainscough 2, Greenwood 2, Alstead 3, Grundy 2
Goals: Hughes 8

London Skolars: 22
Tries: Mowmand,Green, Brown, Honor
Goals: Mowmand 3

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