Rugby: Kings Cross Steelers seconds and fourths endured defeat

PUBLISHED: 11:00 26 September 2018

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Kings Cross Steelers second team crashed to a 22-15 defeat against Ongar on the weekend.

The Steelers travelled away to face Ongar’s first-team in the rain but got off to a dream start when Sam Bennett opened the scoring in the 30th minute.

Ongar did hit straight back with two quick tries before half-time with the second a pushover try converted to give them a 12-5 lead at the break.

KXS hit back with a well worked try ten minutes into the second-half, their backs executing well on the back of a strong forwards drive from the line out.

Chris Norman entered the backline from fullback and dotted down under the posts. Ongar’s next try came again from a strong drive with one of their loose forwards pushing over.

A tense final ten minutes saw the Steelers Chris Martin kick an easy penalty and bring the score to within four points.

It wasn’t to be though as a number of late backline handling errors impacted execution and a late kickable penalty for Ongar pushed the score line back to a seven point difference with two minutes to go.

The score line stayed 22-15 to Ongar at the final whistle.

The fourths also suffered defeat as they fell to a heavy 53-0 loss to Cardiff Lions.

The Steelers started well, working their way into the opposition half as Cardiff conceded repeated penalties at the breakdown.

Difficulties with set-pieces in the tricky conditions meant the Steelers were unable to capitalise on the early advantage and strong running from the forwards and quick hands in the backline soon brought Cardiff two tries.

Another Cardiff score just before half-time meant the Steelers went into the break three tries down.

The second-half saw some good passages of play from the Steelers but Cardiff continued to be the stronger side overall, with two tries in the last few minutes to seal a 53-0 win.

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