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[12 SEP 98] RUGBY LIONS MATCH SUMMARY
Orrell (7) 32  Rugby Lions (3) 3
[ALLIED DUNBAR PREMIERSHIP TWO]

The Lions buckled in the last ten minutes of this hard fought match. At that stage they were losing 15-3 and still in with a slim chance of turning the game around.

But the floodgates opened and they conceded another seventeen points.

They were not helped by a puzzling refereeing decision however. When Orrell's forwards drove from a lineout wide out on the right, Rugby's forwards collapsed and the referee amazed everyone by awarding a penalty try under the posts which Simon Verbickas converted.

Then in injury time Matt Oliver outwitted Lions' defence to score a try which Verbickas again converted.

But Lions could have no complaints about losing at Edge Half Road. They took the lead in the 20th minute when Orrell were caught offside and Denzil Evans kicked the penalty goal.

But Orrell began to apply a lot of pressure and Verbickas converted Neil Liptrot's try in the 37th minute.

Verbickas extended Orrell's lead with a penalty goal midway through the second half, Ian Wynn scored an unconverted try and then came the late tryscoring flurry.
 

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CWN / Sport / Rugby / Rugby Lions / 12 Sep 98

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