REPORT: Ealing Trailfinders 10-30 Cross Keys

Ealing Trailfinders travelled away to Cross Keys on Saturday, but were unable to secure a second win in the British and Irish Cup.

Ealing fly-half Andy Hall opened the scoring with an early penalty, but Keys quickly drew level when his opposite number Dorian Jones scored his first points of the day and the Welsh side then took the lead when scrum-half Jonathan Evans crossed for a well-taken try from a lineout.

They extended their lead further when Jones banged over a long-range penalty, but Ealing reduced the arrears soon after when Tom Bedford continued his recent try-scoring form with a score that Hall converted.

A penalty try meant that Cross Keys went in at half-time 18-10 ahead and they added to their lead in the second half with two penalty tries and a score from wing Ryan Lee.

Ealing Trailfinders complete their B and I Cup duties this Friday at home to holders Leinster A before they return to Greene King IPA Championship duties on Saturday, 25 January, away to Moseley.

Ealing Trailfinders
Andrew Henderson, Owen Bruynseels, Tom Bedford, Tom Wheatcroft, Sam Wardingley, Andy Hall, Stuart Commins; Darryl Marfo, Andrei Radoi, Tim Brockett, Gavin Curry, George Merrick, Sam Hocking, Anders Nilsson, TJ Anderson (captain).
Cody Blackhurst, Steve Neville, Kyle Sinkler, Dan Collier, Alex Bradley, Tom Parker, Phil Chester

Cross Keys
Rhys Jones, Kristian Baller, James Cordy-Redden, Phil Williams, Nathan Williams, Dorian Jones, Jonathan Evans, Nathan Williams, Gerwyn Price, Craig Gould, Danny Hodge, Ollie Hodge, Phil Sargent, Scott Matthews, Adam Powell (captain).
Richard Cornock, Henry Palmer, Anthony Lott, Tom Lampard, Reuben Tucker, Owen Jones, Ryan Lee

Referee: Matthew O’Grady (RFU)