Toronto Arrows have now won their last five Major League Rugby games after beating Utah Warriors 28-21 with Spencer Jones’ winning try at Lamport Stadium on Sunday.
Arrows are now (9-5-0) third in the league with 48 points, keeping them in the fight for a playoff spot.
In the latter part of the second half the teams sat at 21-21 until the 76th minute when Jones gained possession of the ball, broke through Utah’s defensive line and dotted down in Utah’s try zone.
Warriors started the game on top with flanker Arthur Bergo’s try. Flyhalf Tim O’Malley, from New Zealand, made the conversion putting the Warriors up by seven points two minutes into the game.
Prop Morgan Mitchtell of the Arrows gave Toronto a try when he plowed through Utah’s defence on the try line and dotted the ball down on the other side. Sam Malcolm completed his first conversion of the game evening out the score 7-7, 21 minutes into the first half.
After scooping up a loose ball winger Jeremy Misailegalu of the Warriors put five more points on the board for Utah with his try.
Minutes later O’Malley’s penalty goal brought the score up to 15-12 for Utah until the 38th minute when Arrows’ John Sheridan scored a try after a smooth pass from Andrew Ferguson post scrum.
Going into the second half the Arrows were down 15-14 until O’Malley completed another penalty goal int the 44th minute putting three more points on the board for Utah.
After a penalty try was awarded to the Arrows and another successful penalty goal was made by O’Malley both teams were tied 21-21. Stakes were high as Arrows were fighting for the win and a bonus point.
Both were achieved when Jones scored the final try for the Arrows in the 76th minute of the match.
After a bye week for Toronto the Arrows will next go up against the Glendale Raptors (7-4-2) on May 26th back at Lamport Stadium.