London Skolars 38-22 Gloucestershire All Golds
Second-half display sees Skolars home
A 12-try Kingstone Press Championship 1 encounter at the New River Stadium went the home side's way as London Skolars beat Gloucestershire All Golds 38-22.
The Skolars got off to a flyer and were up 8-0 after six minutes as Ade Adebisi and Joe Price touched down. Dylan Skee could not add the extras on either occasion, nor could he find his range when James Anthony scored the Skolars' third try on the half-hour mark as his side raced to a 12-0 lead.
The All Golds eventually found their way into the match courtesy of a Marcus Brooker try in the 36th minute, which Matthew Bradley converted and he also added the extras when Mark Barlow crossed over just before the siren sounded to level the scores at 12-12 at half-time.
Gloucestershire took the lead five minutes after the re-start when Curtis Cunningham crossed over but Bradley could not add the conversion and their lead did not last long as Michael Worrincy crashed over in the 49th minute to make it 16-16.
Steve Parry crossed over three minutes later and Bradley added the extras as the All Golds took a 22-16 lead, but the Skolars went on to score 22 unanswered points and take the game away from the visitors.
First, Adebisi grabbed his second try of the match in the 56th minute and the Skolars took the lead when John Paxton dotted down and Skee converted to make the score 26-22 in the home side's favour.
Skee was on target a short while later after Anthony grabbed his second try of the match to stretch the Skolars' lead to 10 points and Erjon Dollapi wrapped up the points four minutes from full-time with a well-deserved try with Andy McLean successful with the conversion as the Skolars won their second match in as many weeks.