Jersey celebrate narrow victory over Leeds
Saturday 22nd December 2012, 4:40PM GMT.
Jersey Rugby Club came from behind to score a tremendous win against Leeds in the Championship at St Peter this afternoon.
In wet and muddy conditions, they beat the visitors by 20 points to 17, the Islanders clinging onto their narrow lead in the final nerve-wracking moments of the match.
Having trailed 3-10 at half-time, Jersey were put under pressure at the start of the second half, but fought off the challenges until they broke through the Leeds defence to score their first try.
A successful conversion brought the score to 10-10 with just 20 minutes to go, and an inspired Jersey team then went onto score a second try. Another successful conversion and a penalty kick from Michael Le Bourgeois gave Jersey a 20-10 lead.
But Leeds were never going to give up and another try and successful conversion brought them to within three points of the Islanders, a lead Jersey just managed to hold onto until the final whistle.
It was Jersey’s third win in the Championship Division and second over Leeds.
• See Monday’s JEP for full report