Churchill Shock Trinity in Cuppers
League of Shame side Churchill scored in the dying minutes to dump Trinity out of Cuppers. Read more here
Churchill 10 – 7 Trinity
Cuppers produced another upset when Division 3 outfit Churchill scored with the last move of the game to send Trinity crashing out.
Division 1 side Trinity were perhaps guilty of underestimating their opponents and started slowly, initially struggling to cope with a monumental effort from the Churchill forwards.
By the time they had begun to play their way into the game, Churchill had taken the lead, openside Fraser Atkins rumbling over from a quick tap penalty.
However when Trinity kept the ball in hand they looked dangerous. Their fly half in particular made several breaks and twice Churchill had to withstand long periods of pressure on their line.
With just 30 seconds to go, Trinity took a quick tap of their own, and outflanked a tiring Churchill defence. A superb chip-and-chase culminated in a 60-metre try under the posts. With the subsequent conversion taking the score to 7-5 it looked like Churchill’s toil had been in vain.
However the League of Shame side staged an unbelievable comeback. Trinity failed to kill the game from the kick-off, and when the ball went loose deep in their 22, Atkins snatched it up and dived over in the corner to score the winning try with only fifteen seconds left on the clock.
The score was not without controversy, with the Trinity players protesting that the ball had been accidently knocked-on in the tackle in the build up to the try.
After the game Trinity’s Jack Lewars told The Tab: We were gutted to lose to such a blatant refereeing error. Churchill played very well and we wish them all the best, but it was a dreadful end to a good game of rugby.”
Churchill will battle it out with Jesus for the chance to play John’s in the final after the Red Boys saw off CCK in their semi earlier today.