King’s Lynn Black Knights win top of table clash

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The King’s Lynn Black Knights hosted a top of the table clash against Milton Keynes Wolves.

In what was predicted as a physical game, it lived up to its billing. The Knights started well with Freddy Playford going over to score the first try of the match, converted by Alex Drewery. The Knights went further in front when Joe Shirley dummied and side stepped his way over the try line to score out wide. The extras not added. The Wolves hit back with a drive over try, which was converted. Then came a superb solo try from Neville Harris, handing off the opposition.

But slack tackling let the Wolves score another converted try. The Knights went into the half leading 16-12.

In a very physical game, some tempers flared and a few high tackles went in from the opposition, but the Knights kept their heads and let their rugby do the talking. Some great handling skills, passing the ball from one side of the pitch to the other, sent in newcomer Quinten Houston to score his first try for the Knights.

Reg Dunn burst over the line from 10 yards out only to be given a knock on. Then Reihana Haare ran a good 60m to have the ball ripped from his hands on the try line. At this point the Wolves had been reduced to 11 men due to injuries and the game was all but out of their reach. The nail in the coffin came from a great run from Drewery to score his long awaited first try for the Knights.

This result put the Knights three points clear at the top after three games. The next game is away to Bedford in the cup tomorrow, followed by the ‘magic weekend’ on June 25, which sees all four teams in Division One play at Cambridge Lions.