Agony as Letchworth fall just short against Brentwood

PUBLISHED: 11:58 11 January 2016 | UPDATED: 11:58 11 January 2016

Dylan Parsons kicks for touch in a match earlier this season.

Dylan Parsons kicks for touch in a match earlier this season.

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After 79 minutes of exhausting rugby in the mud and rain at Legends Lane on Saturday there was late drama as Letchworth attacked.

The home side thought that the referee had indicated a penalty to the home side only to then see him put his arm down again before he blew for the full-time whistle, a decision that annoyed the hosts and their supporters.

It was a close run thing, with the Legends pushing a Brentwood side, second in London One North, all the way, and come the end of the tie the visitors knew that they had been in scrap.

Once again Letchworth seemed to play better against the elements as two penalties from the boot of Dylan Parsons saw them lead 6-5 at half-time.

As in the Tring game before Christmas, Brentwood raised their play in the second half and retained the ball for long periods.

Although the home side defended bravely they were unable to keep out a rumble over by the Brentwood pack halfway through the half. The extras took the score to 12-6.

A break by Letchworth saw the ball fed to Tattinda Gurrere who went over for five points, but Parsons was unable to convert.

Brentwood then kicked a penalty to extend their lead before Parsons made up for his earlier miss with a mighty effort himself from the halfway line to edge his side closer.

As the light faded Letchworth attacked with vigour, but it was not to be and their opponents held on.

This weekend sees another tough encounter as Letchworth host North Walsham, who beat them 41-0 back in September.

There will be a lunch before the game. Please contact Brian Burke on 07768 274037 to secure your place.

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