TWO late converted tries, in the closing minutes of their match against Les Quennevais Sharks, catapulted Beeches to the top of the JPromail Jersey Rugby Association table on Saturday.
Trailing Sharks 22-19, Beeches stormed back against their exhausted rivals with a close range blast from Colin Pereira, who after attempting to uproot a post, touched down. Jason Hosty then rubbed salt in the host’s wounds by intercepting on the half-way line and running through unopposed.
Guernsey RFC 2nds gained their first win of the season by beating Wanderers 46-29 at St Peter.
With both sides keen to run the ball Wanderers scored twice through Paul Livesey, including the opening try, which followed good work from Pat Dean then a conversion by Gary Rousseau. Guernsey, playing down the slope, hit back hard with four first-half tries, including a bizarre score when Rousseau was adjudged not to have touched the ball down in his own dead ball area.
Wanderers, trailing 24-12, came flying out of the blocks in the second half and got to within two points of the Sarnians with tries from Conrad Evans and Jon Larose along with another Rousseau conversion.
But Wanderers, again sponsored by the Jersey War Tunnels, were not about to escape with the points; the always dangerous Guernsey hitting back to score a further four tries.
Pictured: Ollie Montgomery of Les Quennevais is tackled by Beeches’ Simon Humphreys