KING’S Ely and Ely College emerged victorious at the Isle of Ely and District Rugby Tournaments this week.

Young rugby players from six local schools travelled to King’s Ely to take part in two tournaments: one at Under 14 and the other at Under 15.

The Under 14 tournament was a closely competed affair throughout, with a gap of less than 10 points between both teams being quite the norm. Ely College won both of their league games to face Thomas Clarkson in the final. The power and speed of the Ely team were too much for their opponents, resulting in a comfortable 35-0 win to Ely College. King’s Ely overcame the disappointment of a league loss to take 3rd spot.

The King’s Ely Under 15 A team was simply too strong, beating Witchford Village College and Neale Wade, scoring 77 points without reply.  In the final, they discovered another gear, and beat a gallant Cromwell side 47-5.  The forwards – led by skipper George Ignarski – were dominant, enabling good ball to the backs, especially Ciaran Carolan, who scored eight tries on the day.  King’s Ely B, smarting from a narrow defeat at the hands of Cromwell, took 3rd place with a 22-5 win over Witchford.

Under 14 score lines:

League A: King’s Ely 21, Cromwell 5; King’s Ely 7, Ely College 10; Ely College 22, Cromwell 0.  League B: Thomas Clarkson 12, Witchford VC 7; Witchford 31, Neale Wade 7; Thomas Clarkson 22, Neale Wade 12.  Final: Ely College 35, Thomas Clarkson 0.

Under 15 score lines:

League A: King’s Ely 35, Witchford VC 0; King’s Ely 42, Neale Wade 0; Witchford 5, Neale Wade 0. League B: Cromwell 14, King’s Ely 7; King’s Ely 24, Thomas Clarkson 5; Cromwell 26, Thomas Clarkson 0.  Final: King’s Ely 47, Cromwell 7.

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