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The New York Athletic Club moved to 2-0 in the Elite Cup with a 28-22 defeat of Boston that was probably closer than it needed to be.
NYAC scored five tries, but on a breezy day Toby L'Estrange had a poor game with his goalkicking, and failed to convert on all five.
"When you score five tries to one, you kind of expect to win by more than six points," said NYAC Head Coach Bruce McLane. "We made a bunch of mistakes and Boston did a good job of capitalizing. We just couldn't get out of our own end."
L'Estrange did kick a penalty and scored a try, while Troy Hall, Chris Chapman, and Danny Grace all scored. Hooker Conor Coyne was the only forward to notch a try.
"We were a bit too slow in our transition defense," said Boston Head Coach Mike Diamantopoulos. "They are very dangerous in the backline and I thought overall we defended well. But our defense on turnovers wasn't good enough. I thought, though, that our performance was night and day from what we did last week. I thought we created chances, and we scored six times, and we finally fronted up."
Richie Lobb kicked five penalties and a conversion for 17 of his team's 22 points. Liam Murphy got the lone Boston try.
Tries: L'Estrange, Chapman, Hall, Grace, Coyne
Pens: Lobb 5