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Padova take out Bucuresti

07th December 2008 19:49

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Petrarca Padova are still in the hunt for the European Challenge Cup after a heroic 20-14 victory over Bucuresti at the Arcul de Triumf stadium in Bucharest on Sunday.

The hosts took an early lead with a penalty from full-back Florin Vlaicu but their Italian rivals responded with two penalties from Ludovic Mercier - two strikes that sandwiched a try from number eight Gonzalo Padrņ.

Jeff Makapelu responded for Bucuresti by scoring a try just before the break to reduce the arrears to three points.

Mercier slotted his third penalty soon after the re-start but his kick was cancelled out by another from Vlaicu.

But Mercier, formerly of Gloucester, turned the screw with two more penalties to edge his side towards a good away win.

The scorers:

For Bucuresti:

Try: Makapelu

Pens: Vlaicu 3

For Petrarca Padova:

Try: Padrņ

Pens: Mercier 5

The teams:

Bucuresti: 15 Florin Vlaicu, 14 Jeff Makapelu, 13 Catalin Dascalu, 12 Csaba Gal Minya, 11 Stefan Ciuntu, 10 Ben Aoina, 9 Florin Surugiu, 8 Daniel Carpo, 7 Zane Winslade, 6 Stelian Burcea, 5 Mihai Lazar, 4 Mihai Macovei, 3 Radu Basalau, 2 Florin Tasca, 1 Nicolae Nere.

Replacements: 16 Andrei Radoi, 17 Flavius Dobre, 18 Vali Ivan, 19 Ionel Cazan, 20 Gheorghita Bigiu, 21 Madalin Lemnaru, 22 Dorin Manole.

Petraca Padova: 15 Ludovic Mercier, 14 Martin Acuna, 13 Mark Bartholomeusz, 12 Silao Leaega, 11 Lorenzo Innocenti, 10 Nick Little, 9 Davide Pastormerlo, 8 Gonzalo Padrņ, 7 Nicolas Galatro, 6 Paul Derbyshire, 5 Wilhelm Stoltz, 4 Agustin Cavalieri, 3 Tino Paoletti, 2 Lorenzo Giovanchelli, 1 Michele Rizzo.

Replacements: 16 Chistolini Chistolini, 17 Michele Matteralia, 18 Domo Domolailai, 19 Emmanuel Billot, 20 Nicola Bezzati, 21 Roberto Bertetti, 22 Marco Rosa.

Referee: Patrick Pechambert (France)

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