Ealing Trailfinders v Yorkshire Carnegie, Saturday 15th September , Kick off 4.00 PM
Yorkshire Carnegie play Ealing Trailfinders away at Trailfinders Sports Club on Saturday 15th September kick off 4pm.
For ticket prices please see table below. Concession prices are for over 65’s, full time students, serving military personnel, nurses and police officers. To book tickets, all fans will need to book via Ealing’s web site, www.ealingtrailfinders.com.
Gates open at 11am on the day of the game.
The game will be shown live on Sky Sports.
Online Early Bird Price*
*Online offer closes at 5pm on Wednesday 12th September
Ealing’s details are:-
Ground Address – Trailfinders Sports Club, Castle Bar, Vallis Way, West Ealing, London, W13 0DD
Website – www.ealingtrailfinders.com
Ticket Hotline Number – 07792 852695
Car Parking – Parking at a charge of £5 per car at the ground
Ealing Trailfinders 42 Yorkshire Carnegie 24
Yorkshire Carnegie lost out 42-24 to title chasing Ealing Trailfinders in Round 3 of the Greene King IPA Championship but they can take credit from how they fought back after suffering at the hands of an early deluge of points from the home side.
Yorkshire Carnegie Director of Rugby Chris Stirling had said this match would be his side’s toughest test of the season to date and he was proved right in the opening quarter as Ealing Trailfinders produced a white hot performance to run out into a well deserved 19-0 lead after as many minutes.
The first try came inside the opening five minutes when former Carnegie player Lewis Jones opened up the visitors defence before Ealing recycled the ball and number eight Rayn Smid took the short pass near the line and there was no stopping the number eight from short range. Peter Lydon added the conversion to give his side a 7-0 lead.
They should have extended it soon after when scrum half Luke Carter raced through a gap. He was hauled down just short by Oli Fox but had the presence of mind to get the ball back to his team mates and Jordy Reid crashed over in the corner only to have his try ruled out by the television match official for a knock on in the build up.
Ealing did not have to worry however as they soon increased their lead. Once again it was Jones who created the score with an arcing run across the field before play came back in field for Smid to force his way over near the posts. Lydon added the conversion and his side now led 14-0.
The Trailfinders were in free flow mode now and added a third try when winger James Cordy Reddan supported a break from Reid to go over out wide. Lydon missed the conversion but his side were good value for a 19-0 lead.
Yorkshire desperately needed to find a foothold in the game and it came soon after with a penalty near the Ealing line. Brendan Cope kicked to touch and the Carnegie pack rumbled towards the line before former Yorkshire man Ben West came round from an offside position and was promptly shown a yellow card for the deliberate offence.
Carnegie produced a repeat effort and this time Dylan Donnellan peeled off from the back of the maul and went over for a try to mark the hooker’s debut for the club. Cope added the conversion to cut the gap to 19-7 after 24 minutes.
Lydon and Cope exchanged penalties whilst West was in the sin bin but Yorkshire were unable to make any further in roads into the Ealing lead by half time.
Yorkshire started the second half in much improved form but just as they seemed to be building up a head of steam to have a shot at the Ealing line, they came up with an error or had possession turned over at the maul by the streetwise Trailfinders pack.
To rub salt into the wound for the visitors, Ealing then counter attacked and secured the try bonus point when back row Andrew Durutalo broke free in midfield and found centre Pat Howard to finish the move. Lydon added the conversion to make it 29-10 after 50 minutes.
Yorkshire finally made their pressure count with 15 minutes to go when Andy Forsyth burst through the Ealing defence before offloading out of the back of his hand to Dan Temm and the back rower barged his way over for a try against his former club. Cope added an excellent touchline conversion to cut the deficit to 29-17.
However, once again the visitors were masters in their own downfall as they turned over possession in midfield and eventually back rower Reid got a well deserved try as he charged onto a short pass before evading the desperate last ditch tackle by Chris Elder on the line to score. Lydon was on target again to extend the home side’s lead to 36-17 with nine minutes left in the game.
Yorkshire failed to throw in the towel however and crossed for the try of the match with a sensational break from George Watkins from long ragnge. He was eventually hauled down just short but the visitors kept their cool, recycled the ball and Cope went over between the posts. He converted his own try with five minutes to go.
Ealing kicked a penalty late on to run down the club through Lydon before the Television Match Official ruled out a fourth Carnegie try when they spotted a knock on by Watkins as he tried to regather a spilled pass by Ealing near their own line and they were able to hold out Chris Stirling's side in the remaining minutes and deny them another chance of securing a try bonus point.
The Trailfinders wrapped up the win in the fifth minute of stoppage time when Lydon kicked a penalty from close range to make the final score 42-24.
Tries: 1Conversions: 3
Penalty Goals: 1