Jersey’s four tries, two from hooker Jack Macfarlane, former Ealing flanker Seb Nagle-Taylor and flying wing Tom Pincus, earned them a try-bonus but a big lead built up by the visitors in the first half laid the platform for their eight-point winning margin. Ealing also scored four tries, three in the first half from prop James Gibbon and wingers Will Harries and James Cordy-Redden. Luke Carter’s impressive solo effort on the hour put them well on the way to victory, but their star performer, rewarded with the man-of-the-match trophy, was former Red Aaron Penberthy.
Ealing’s win keeps them second behind likely title-winners Bristol, while Jersey, despite losing ground to a late winner for Nottingham against Cornish Pirates, stay sixth in the table and looking good for a strong finish to the season.
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Full report to follow in Monday’s JEP.