Date: Monday February 24, 2020 at 9:58am
The Senior Service were
15-0 up, but a yellow card initially given to the wrong player helped Esher
complete a stunning comeback.
A yellow card
originally given to the wrong player proved vital as the Royal Navy lost to
The Navy were 15-0 up
when Will Scott was sent to the sin-bin, despite Brad Janes first receiving the
From there, Esher roared
back into the game and ran out 20-15 winners at full-time.
The Navy's opening match
of their pre-season ended in a 36-15 defeat to Cambridge University and the
Senior Service were looking to bounce back in their annual fixture against
Last year's match saw
the Navy run out 42-24 victors and they made a good start on a cold night in
Ben Priddey grabbed the
opening try of the match after a period of intense Navy pressure.
They were soon further
Quick hands across the
line allowed Ben Chambers to crash over and the Navy were 1o-0 up at half-time.
A late comeback from
Esher stunning the Navy who made many changes throughout the second half.
Priddey crossed again to
make it a 15-point lead at the start of the second half, but it all went wrong
for the Navy from there.
Scott was penalised and
the yellow card out, but to everyone's surprise, it was Janes who it was shown
Soon enough, the referee
realised his mistake and Scott left the field but being a man down cost the
Esher scored two
well-worked converted tries as well as two penalty kicks to out-score the Navy
and win the game.
Source : https://www.forces.net/sport/rugby-union/yellow-card-mix-navy-let-15-point-lead-slip-esher-loss