Search

Seeley stars as UEL topple Kings

11:12 17 March 2014

UEL

UEL's rugby squad were convincing winners of their latest match

Archant

BUCS: UEL 48 Kings College IV 13

Sean Seeley scored three tries for the second game running as the University of East London’s men’s rugby team eased to victory over Kings College London fourths at Barking.

UEL were not at their best in the first half but still managed to build up a 22-8 lead.

But a much improved second half outing saw the hosts more than double their tally, running in a total of seven tries to maintain their place at the top of South Eastern 4B table.

After last week’s demolition of Canterbury Christ Church, UEL went into their latest match full of confidence, and it showed early on when Fab Ogunfowora decided to kick for territory rather than go for a relatively simple penalty.

It proved to be the right decision, though, as hooker Rob Gardner followed up his own lineout by crossing the line after a great drive by the pack.

Both sides kicked a penalty each before Seeley ran under the posts to score UEL’s second try midway through the half after good movement by Sam Foster and Calum Gardner.

Gurung’s conversion put UEL 15-3 up, but Kings responded well and an excellent kick by fly-half Freddie Green forced Gardner to concede a penalty only a few yards from his own try line.

KCL spread the ball out wide after a quick tap and go and Ali Patmore crossed the line.

But Green failed to add the extras and UEL’s third try in the final play of the half ensured a comfortable half-time lead.

A surging run and a super offload by scrum-half Gurung put the try on a plate for Seeley and Gurung added the conversion to put the hosts 22-8 up.

The winger completed his hat-trick less than two minutes into the second half, being in the prime position once again to cross the line after Sam Foster’s angled run.

With Gurung off at half-time, Ogunfowora took on kicking duties and struck the post with the conversion, but he soon made up for it by kicking a penalty before Foster crossed the line out wide after a well executed scrum inside the Kings 22.

Tries from replacement Toby Hind and debutant Alex Foster completed UEL’s scoring, but Kings restored some pride with the last try of the match, prop Ed Tranah going over in the corner.

East London continue their march towards the title with an away trip to London Metropolitan on Wednesday (March 19), before wrapping the season up at home to Kent 3rd the following week.

UEL, tries: Gardner, Seeley (3), S Foster, Hind, A Foster. Cons: R Gurung (2), Ogunfowora. Pens: R Gurung, Ogunfowora.

KCL, tries: Patmore, Tranah. Pen: Green.

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 16:00
Leyton Orient's Jobi McAnuff lets fly against Portsmouth and finds the net (pic: Simon O'Connor).

The 34-year-old is older than player-manager Kevin Nolan but isn’t thinking about the future yet

Kevin Nolan
West Ham United's Mark Noble (right) gives the thumbs up to the away fans after the Barclays Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton.

Hammers captain Mark Noble makes his 350th appearance in claret and blue

Mark Noble
Yesterday, 10:00
Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan (centre) celebrates their win at Portsmouth with goalkeeper coach Lee Harrison (left) and assistant manager Andy Hessenthaler.

Orient earned a third win out of four under their new player-manager at Portsmouth last weekend

Jobi McAnuff
London Bari face the camera

Essex Senior League: London Bari 2 Hullbridge 2

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more
Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe