Rotherham Titans survive late scare to win thriller

Rotherham Titans survive late scare to win thriller

By David Beddows | 08/01/2022

Rotherham Titans survive late scare to win thriller
Harry Newborn goes over for Rotherham's try. Picture by KERRIE BEDDOWS

ROTHERHAM Titans came through a nerve-shredding second half to beat promotion rivals Sedgley Park in a tense encounter at Clifton Lane.

The visitors missed a last gasp conversion attempt to leave Titans 13-12 winners and keep their unbeaten record intact.

Rotherham had the better of a first half which ran to 50 minutes and ended it 13-0 to the good thanks to a try from Harry Newborn and eight points from the boot of Matt Minogue.

Sedgley surged back in the second half, helped by a quick converted try by Matt Gallagher, but their push for points was frustrated by a poor penalty miss from Steve Collins and some superb defence until Gallagher went over for his second score deep into stoppage time.

As the crowd held its breath, Collins’ conversion attempt drifted wide and Titans could celebrate their 11th straight victory. The result lifts them to second in National Two North behind Hull.

Head coach Adam Byron said: “I couldn’t have been happier with the first half. We controlled the game well and that dropped off a bit in the second half.  We let a very good side back into it and had a get out of jail free card with the missed conversion but we’d take that win all day every day.”

Titans are away to Bournville next Saturday.


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