Old Laurentians lose out to Peterborough - The Rugby Observer

Old Laurentians lose out to Peterborough

Steve Carpenter 25th Jan, 2017 Updated: 26th Jan, 2017   0

RUGBY UNION: TITLE favourites Peterborough proved too good for Old Laurentians on Saturday afternoon, earning a 41-18 victory over the borough side.

Though the result on paper may not be a fair reflection of the game on the pitch, Peterborough’s win extended their lead at the top of the Midlands Two East division to 13 points over second placed OLs.

OLs started the game well though they conceded an early penalty try when struggling to hold the heavy Peterborough unit.

Further pressure from the visiting side led to a second try as Peterborough stretched their lead to 12-0.

A series of drives from inside the 22 were held by Peterborough, but OLs eventually got the breakthrough they deserved as Grant Inch’s try made it 5-12.

Bean then made no error when converting a penalty after an attack from a scrum was halted.

A costly turnover while in search of a second try led to a try for Peterborough who were initially denied the chance to score when Jordan Bunn superbly stopped the visiting side’s drive from their defensive zone.

However he was helpless when a knock-on from the tackle was missed by the official as Peterborough increased their lead to nine points.

Peterborough added another converted try shortly after the break and the match was put beyond any doubt when adding a fourth try to make the score 11-34.

Though OLs failed to give in, Peterborough showed why they’re top of the Midlands Two East division and ran out eventual winners by 41 points to OLs 18 – Jordan Bunn adding OLs third try.

OLs will be in search of returning to winning ways this Saturday when travelling to Rushden & Higham, a team they defeated earlier this season.

In Warwickshire League One, Old Laurentian’s defeated Rugby Lion Crusaders 38-15 to maintain their current second position in the league.

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