Stags beat the Ironmen!

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3rd July 2017

Hemel Stags after coming so close during the last few weeks finally registered a deserved two points at Pennine Way. The game started in cagey fashion with both sides having chances, however, it was not until 19 minutes had gone before the first points were registered with a try and conversion for South Wales. Stags hit back with 2 tries both converted and then an excellent drop goal to go in at half time 13 to 6 up. Another unconverted try and a penalty had the Stags up 19 to 6 on the hour mark and that really should have been that. However, Stags got nervy and the Ironmen deservedly pulled it back to 19 18 and fingernails were being bitten down to the knuckle by the Stags faithful.

With 4 minutes left it got worse when the referee awarded South Wales a very kickable penalty but the football gods who had previously deserted Hemel in the last few weeks decided enough was enough and the ball sailed wide. With a minute to go the Stags wrapped up victory with a try at the side of the posts and Hemel ran out victors 25-18.

It has to be said the team deserve alot of credit for their perseverance effort and improvement over the last couple of months and this win is at least some reward. Two tough away games await but at least the monkey is now off the team's back.

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