Floodlit Cup Local Rugby Rugby Union UCLan

St Ambrose Dominate AKS to Secure Spot in Final

St Ambrose College are through to UCLan’s Floodlit Cup final after a dominating performance against Lytham’s Arnold KEQMS.

After weather delays had halted the tournament’s progress through December, the last quarter-final tie had to be bypassed before moving on to the first semi-final.

St Ambrose, of Greater Manchester, kept Arnold KEQMS at bay for the entire game, scoring four tries and winning 22-0.

It took just six minutes for St Ambrose to get off the mark, after Connor Doherty made a great run through the AKS defence before shipping it out to Kieran Booth to slide over the whitewash.

With 12 minutes on the clock, St Ambrose doubled their lead through John Connelly, who had to confidence to go it alone as he burst past several defenders. Having missed the first attempt, Will Cartlidge converted at the second time of asking.

On the stroke of half time, Kieran Booth scored his second of the game after impressive work from St Ambrose scrum-half Felix Egan. Cartlidge narrowly failed to convert.

Three minutes in to the second half and Egan scored the try his performance had deserved, taking St Ambrose 22 points clear, which is how the game would eventually end.

After a strong scrum, he picked up the ball before feinting inside the AKS defender, before making a darting run for the try line.


On current schedule, the final is due to take place at Preston Grasshoppers’ home ground on the 3rd of February, but any bad weather may push the fixture back.



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