Errors prove costly for London Skolars in South Leeds
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Errors and indiscipline in the first half cost London Skolars dear on their trip to South Leeds as they lost 38-10.
An injury to player-coach Jermaine Coleman denied him the chance to play against his younger brother Jy-Mel.
Four errors and three penalties in the first seven minutes left Skolars having to defend their own line and the pressure told as Wayne Reittie went in at the corner.
A break by Lameck Juma and Adam Vrahnos saw Skolars finally build an attack, but more penalties saw Hunslet close to the line and again as Matty Chrimes found a gap on the right.
Reece Chapman-Smith set up Duanne Staughier for the home side’s third try.
Skolars went close after Lamont Bryan broke the defensive line, but was penalised for a double movement as she was grounded short.
Vrahnos was sin-binned just before half-time, Jy-Mei Coleman’s penalty giving his side a twenty point lead.
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As happened last week, Skolars raised their game whilst down to twelve men.
Lamont Bryan pushed his way through to the line, Tom Firth nearly scored, losing possession before Juma started a move with a strong run before taking the final pass to score.
Hunsler re-established their dominance when Jy-Mel Coleman finished off a Harvey Hallas break.
They also had a player sin-binned, Frazer Morris being yellow-carded for a high tackle on Juma.
They extended their lead when Lewis Young weaved his way to the tryline.
More indiscipine saw Aaron Small sin-binned for dissent and Jordan Andrade taking a crash ball to score Hunslet’s final try, Jy-Mel Coleman kicking his seventh goal of the afternoon.
London Skolars play Keighley Cougars at New River on Saturday with a 3pm kick-off.