Camelot prove too good for Stevenage

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Camelot picked up another good league victory as they beat second-placed Stevenage by 20 points to 17.

Hemel were able to field a strong team for the match, with several key players returning to the side following injury and absence.

Camelot took the lead as number 8 Hadyn Morgan fed winger Ryan Doyle to sprint through to score a try, which inside centre Daniel OBrien converted.

OBrien extended the lead with a penalty, but a Stevenage cut the advantage to 10-7 with 33 minutes played as they broke through to score under the posts.

There was still time for Hemel to regain their 10-point advantage before half-time, though, as Darren Perry drove the pack on and crashed over the line for a converted try.

However, after Hemel prop Matt Kears was sent to the sin bin as a result of a yellow card, Stevenage launched a fightback with two tries, and drew level at 17-17 with 17 minutes to play.

Not to be denied the win, though, Camelot kept plugging away and were boosted by the return of Kears.

The Hemel side surged forward as they looked to regain their lead , and were rewarded for their persistence with a penalty,

O’Brien kept his cool to slot his kick between the posts.

The game became fractious as Steenage began to lose their cool, but Camelot were determined to secure the victory and held on well for the points.