Chris Ashton scores sneaky try from pinpoint Owen Farrell cross kick

first_imgWednesday Jan 23, 2013 Chris Ashton scores sneaky try from pinpoint Owen Farrell cross kick Winger Chris Ashton scored twice as Saracens beat Edinburgh 40-7 to earn themselves a home Heineken Cup quarter-final. As with some other fixtures over the weekend, the falling snow didn’t affect the try scoring too much, as the home side crossed five times. Ashton picked up his first in the 27th minute when a well placed chip through from Richard Wigglesworth sat up nicely for the England winger to dot down. His second was all the more impressive though, and came about through some deception, quick thinking, and fantastic skill.As Edinburgh waited for the penalty kick at goal to be lined up, Ashton collected Owen Farrell’s well placed kick and dived over in the corner.“It was a difficult day for wingers but two touches, two tries – I’d take that every time,” he said.Sarcens director of rugby Mark McCall said it was great to see Ashton score in such conditions.“The second try was fantastic.. Ashy and Owen just saw each other and they pulled it off. We can appreciate just how difficult it was out there and we said after the game that the conditions were as bad as it gets, with the ball like a bar of soap,” McCall said.There was a hint of controversy in it though as while Saracens hadn’t indicated that they were going for goal, the kicking tee had come on to the field, causing the Edinburgh players to relax.“For their second try, the tee was on the pitch and if the tee’s on the pitch they have to kick at goal,” said Edinburgh head coach Michael Bradley.“The only reasons the guy next to Farrell can be on the pitch are if there’s an injury or he’s bringing the tee out and I suspect that that shouldn’t have been a try. It would have made our lives a bit easier as well because momentum is a big thing in rugby matches.“In fairness, it would have been hard to deny Saracens either way because they were by far the better side and they deserved to get the bonus point. So you can argue the toss about their second try but they still scored five tries so they deserved their luck on the day,” he added.Do you think the try should have been disallowed, or were Edinburgh simply caught napping?ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more