City cling on despite losing again

Rugby
Rugby

Milton Keynes might need divine intervention to avoid relegation this season but they’re not down yet, despite losing to Aylesbury.

In a high scoring 53-32 affair, City left the pitch curing their early lapses in concentration which allowed the visitors to run in cheap scores.

Within minutes Aylesbury were in the lead. The visitors scrum dominated the game and from the number 8 the ball went to the full back who scythed his way through the City defence scoring under the posts.

This was to be the pattern for the next two tries with poor tackling allowing Aylesbury to build a lead.

Tim Parkinson helped keep the hosts in touch with a well worked try for the backs. By half time City were down 35-12 and looked out of it.

The second half was a much livelier performance for MK. Within minutes of the restart Aylesbury were under pressure. Tom Sothcott forced his way over the try line with Phil Powell consistently converting throughout the match it was looking possible for a remarkable comeback.

Aylesbury weren’t able to dominate as easily in the second half, but tackling again let City down allowing a trickle of tries for the last 40 minutes.

Phil Powell was next on the scoreboard for City with a try and conversion following consistent pressure from MK.

The final City score came after a typical run from Dan Rolfe allowing Kieran McConnell to score, but it was too little too late.

City remain bottom of the league with relegation looking imminent.