Criddle kicks the winning points to send Tring Colts through in the cup

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Cambridge Colts 13
 TringRugby Academy Colts 16

The TringRugby Colts booked their place in the semi-finals of the LV Cup with a nail-biting 16-13 win over National One side Cambridge in the quarter-finals of the competition.

Scrum-half Rory Criddle was the hero for Tring, slotting over a late penalty to secure the victory for his side to keep their cup dreams alive.

Criddle dictated play from the off with some very clever box kicks and the early pressure took its toll on the Cambridge defence when Will Wood went over the line to open the scoring.

Cambridge found their feet as the first half progressed, however, and hit back with a try and a penalty to take an 8-5 lead into half-time.

The hosts extended their advantage with another try, but Tring responded well with an expertly-taken penalty by Criddle.

As the game reached its final quarter, the visitors started to take control and Jack Hunter linked superbly with Nick Williams to go over in the corner.

That levelled the scores up, and it was left to Criddle to kick the winning points late on to send his team through to the last-four.

The man of the match award went to Tring’s Ed Hart who put in an all-action performance.