Four tries each, but Lydon's golden boot seals Ealing victory over Reds

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JERSEY REDS and Ealing Trailfinders both scored four tries at Stade Santander last night, but greater accuracy from the kicking tee meant the Londonders inflicted Jersey's first Championship defeat since November, 24-32.

Jersey Reds and Ealing scored four each at Stade Sandander last evening Picture: JON GUEGAN

Jersey's four tries, two from hooker Jack Macfarlane, former Ealing flanker Seb Nagle-Taylor and flying wing Tom Pincus, earned them a try-bonus but a big lead built up by the visitors in the first half laid the platform for their eight-point winning margin. Ealing also scored four tries, three in the first half from prop James Gibbon and wingers Will Harries and James Cordy-Redden. Luke Carter's impressive solo effort on the hour put them well on the way to victory, but their star performer, rewarded with the man-of-the-match trophy, was former Red Aaron Penberthy.

Ealing's win keeps them second behind likely title-winners Bristol, while Jersey, despite losing ground to a late winner for Nottingham against Cornish Pirates, stay sixth in the table and looking good for a strong finish to the season.

What odds an Ealing v Jersey final in the British and Irish Cup?

Full report to follow in Monday's JEP.

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