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Rugby Union: Top-of-the-table clash in Essex 1B ends in draw between Ilford Wanderers and Kings Cross Steelers

PUBLISHED: 12:00 19 December 2017

Action from the Essex 1B clash between Kings Cross Steelers and Ilford Wanderers (pic: Ilford Wanderers RFC)

Action from the Essex 1B clash between Kings Cross Steelers and Ilford Wanderers (pic: Ilford Wanderers RFC)

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Essex 1B: Kings Cross Steelers 17 Ilford Wanderers 17

Action from the Essex 1B clash between Kings Cross Steelers and Ilford Wanderers (pic: Ilford Wanderers RFC) Action from the Essex 1B clash between Kings Cross Steelers and Ilford Wanderers (pic: Ilford Wanderers RFC)

There was no separating Ilford Wanderers and Kings Cross Steelers after the clash between the top two in Essex 1B ended in a 17-17 draw.

Despite having to name 14 forwards in their starting XV, Wanderers started brightly on the road, with Billy Davis crashing over for a try inside 10 minutes.

Steelers, though, hit back a with a converted try to lead 7-5 at half time, before extending their advantage with a penalty early in the second half.

Ilford were soon level again, however, with Davis crossing the whitewash for his second try of the match.

Action from the Essex 1B clash between Kings Cross Steelers and Ilford Wanderers (pic: Ilford Wanderers RFC) Action from the Essex 1B clash between Kings Cross Steelers and Ilford Wanderers (pic: Ilford Wanderers RFC)

In a thrilling match, Kings Cross then regained the lead with another converted try to make it 17-10.

Wanderers looked to be up against it, but dug deep to force a penalty try following a string of mauls to level the scores again.

With no further scores, the game ended level, with Ilford still just a point back from leaders Kings Cross.

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