Lincoln Rams scored a last minute 30-29 win over an unyielding Marist Albion to claim their fifth Metro premier rugby title in six years, at Rugby Park yesterday.
In front of a sparse gathering of fans, due to Covid restrictions, Lincoln crossed for a last-gasp try to pry the trophy from the grasp of Marist-Albion.
Marist-Albion must have thought they had done enough after going in the lead with a well-taken solo effort with minutes left on the clock.
But the Rams never gave up, and Lincoln captain, Josh Bokser, scored the winning try 90 seconds from full-time right next to the uprights giving Fletcher Morgan a simple conversion. They only had to play out 20 seconds to seal the win.
They had trailed in the first half after conceding a try in the first few moments of the game, but often looked capable of breaking away, however, Marist-Albion were always able to fight back.
Ram’s coach, Alex Robertson, said the game was “a hell of a roller coaster”.
“We did very well to come back from being down in the first half and although Marist took the lead in the last five minutes of the game, the boys understood the task at hand and kept their composure to score with 30 seconds to go.”