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Croydon lose out yet again

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STREATHAM-CROYDON'S poor recent form continued with a narrow 23-17 defeat at Bec Old Boys last Saturday.

The Frant Road outfit's inability to convert chances was again their demise and despite scoring three excellent tries, they should have had a further four or five scores.

Bec started the stronger and immediately put Streatham under pressure with excellent handling and driving play and were two tries up in ten minutes.

But Streatham hit back with several charges by Goldsmith and Hampton, giving the backs space so that the excellent Chris Geary could crash over.

From the restart, Streatham again drove upfield and powerful winger Vinny Auguiste beat several defenders to go over under the posts with the conversion putting them 12-10 ahead.

However, silly errors gifted two penalties to Bec from the restarts and the half-time score was 16-12 to Bec.

The hosts scored a third try to take the score to 23-12 in the second period, but the remainder of the match was all Streatham and they were camped in the Bec 22 without being able to cross the line.

But they did have the consolation of scoring an outstanding try from a quick lineout ball, when Cassemis went over in the corner to make it 23-17.


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