Viadana hang on to down Mont de Marsan
December 6, 2008
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Mont de Marsan 15-21 Viadana
Viadana picked up their second European Challenge Cup win with a hard-fought 21-15 victory over Mont de Marsan, a result that keeps pressure on Saracens and Bayonne ahead of their clash later on Saturday.
Viadana fly-half Charles Hore gave his side the points with an immaculate kicking display, landing seven penalties to deny their French opponents. Mont de Marsan crossed the whitewash on two occasions, first when Simon Ternisien scored just after the hour and secondly when Frederic Urruty notched a five pointer with time elapsed on the clock.
Viadana now sit a point behind Sarries on eight, with the Watford club looking to cement their grip on the Pool with a big win over Bayonne.
Mont de Marsan: D Cler (L Duthil 69), J Mazonetto (S Ternisien 12), D Senio, M Taele, K Abbad, Y Lafforgue (F Urruty 41), F Tandonnet [capt], G Leleu, P Grobler (T Leota 24), B Coutts (N Etcheverry 31), L Travini, J Mynhardt (R Berek 47), J Carre, J Tastet, M Giraud (Y Brethous 41)
Yellow Card - J Mynhardt (47), G Leleu (55)
Viadana: S Bortolussi, S Pace (R Curle 53), G Law, S Cox, I Coalala, C Hore, P Canavosio (R Talotti 69), L Milani (M Alonso 70), R Santamaria (J Battilana 55), I Rouyet, S Hohneck (G Quinnell 72), Q Geldenhuys [capt], J Erasmus, L Persico (A Birchall 50), P Murphy
Yellow Card - G Quinnell (80)
Referee: Gwyn Morris (Wales)
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