Rugby - Regional College fight back to gain a draw

Action from the game between Peterborough Regional College and Moulton College. PICTURE: MICK SUTTERBY
Action from the game between Peterborough Regional College and Moulton College. PICTURE: MICK SUTTERBY
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Peterborough Regional College shared the spoils in their latest British Colleges League fixture with Moulton College yesterday (February 11).

They drew 19-19 after trailing 14-7 at the break.

The game started with great intensity and physicality. Both teams were tested the fringes with the big men taking the ball on down the middle of the field.

Twelve minutes into the game Moulton scored the first try from a five-metre scrum when the number eight picked up and went over.

Regional College hit back three minutes later when Wilson Crowson gathered up a clearance kick from Alex Waycot and ran rom the half-way line to score a great individual try.

The teams were tied and the game became a physical encounter again with the forwards trying to break each other down.

The next score saw Moulton’s number eight break out of a maul 20 metres out to go in under the posts and they led 14-7 at the turnaround.

Ten minutes into the second half, Crowson and winger Josh Broome linked down the flank with Broome chipping through from and winning the race to the touchdown.

Moulton hit back 10 minutes later from a five-metre scrum after constant pressure but in the nick of time hooker Dan McFaden squared the match with his side’s third try.

Regional College coach Lewis Capes said: “We are allowing teams to get into the game by our mistakes and wrong decisions. We need to work harder on this but credit to Moulton - they took the game to us physically.”