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Late Try Helps Scottish Claim Vital Away Win

Late Try Helps Scottish Claim Vital Away Win

A late try from Miles Mantella secured a first away win of the season for London Scottish and helped take them above Plymouth into 8th place in the Championship table.

A late try from Miles Mantella secured a first away win of the season for London Scottish and helped take them above Plymouth into 8th place in the Championship table.

Doncaster's Dougie Flockhart and Scottish's James Love had traded penalties throughout the match before Mantella pounced in the last ten minutes, winning the race to a long kick downfield to score the winning try.

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A tight game was predicted by many before the match with both sides desperate for points. And it proved as such in the opening stages of the match, with neither side able to establish a clear advantage. Flockhart was the first to strike from the kicking tee early on but his strike was quickly cancelled out by Love.

The kickers exchanged further penalties before the half time break as both sides struggled to gain the initiative. After the half time break, the Knights came out strongly and their pressure was rewarded with a third Flockhart penalty.

Scottish replied strongly and Love was on hand to haul the away side level again. And, with time running out and the game on the line, Scottish won a turnover in their own half and kicked downfield. Mantella displayed his electric pace and was first to the ball, touching down to push the away side five points in front. Love's conversion from wide out missed the target but Scottish held on to secure a crucial win.

As well as being their first victory on the road this season, the win also takes Scottish up a position into 8th in the table, just two points behind Rotherham in 7th.

Scottish's next game is at home against Nottingham on Saturday 9th February. Beat the queues and book your tickets online now!

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