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
Essex 1B: Kings Cross Steelers 17 Ilford Wanderers 17
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.
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.