Pegasus have the edge

First published in Sport

Pegasus Palmerians 39

Stanford 3

RUGBY: THE Pegasus produced a seven try romp at home to local rivals Stanford.

In recent weeks Peg have returned to the form that made them an Essex One side for the last two seasons. And against Stanford, Peg were very impressive.

In perfect rugby weather conditions, the large contingent of local supporters for both sides where treated to an intense opening affair that only derby matches bring. While Pegasus started well, it was Stanford that had the first real opportunities.

Stanford had two penalty attempts at goal – but missed them both.

Once the Pegasus team settled down and adjusted to the referee’s interpretations of the breakdown they began to take control.

And while Stanford did not make it easy for the hosts – through determined and fully committed defence – Peg had the upper hand in the encounter.

It was only a matter of time before the try line was going to be breached.

The Pegasus pack took a strangle hold of the game through the scrums and line-outs.

Their back line flourished and enjoyed the space being created to attack, tormenting Stanford’s back line with plenty of classy, running rugby.

One moment to savour on top of the seven team tries scored, was for the forwards as they won a Stanford scrum against the head.

The tries came thick and fast for the rampaging Pegasus Palmerians outfit.

Getting on the score board were Berry, Barrett, J. Pattrick, Branton, Hughes, D.Collier and skipper W Collier.

Nunn converted two of the tries to give Peg bragging rights in this highly entertaining game of rugby. Team spirit has now brought Pegasus back-to-back bonus point league wins.

And it’s moved Pegasus above Stanford in the league as Pegs’ continue to climb the table.

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