Esposito stars as Benetton Treviso edge out Edinburgh

Richard Cockerill's men lost
Richard Cockerill's men lost

Edinburgh 17 - 20 Benetton Treviso

Benetton Treviso did manage to overcome a couple of sin-bins in the final 10 minutes as they completed a 17-20 win over Edinburgh at Myerside to open their account in this season of Pro 14.

After the first 16 minutes went without a point, Chris Dean crossed over twice in a span of seven minutes while Duncan Weir slotted a couple of conversions to take the home side to a 14 point lead.

Esposito helped Benetton Treviso stage a comeback with the first of the two tries that came in the 28th minute while Ian McKinley kicked the extras to reduce the gap down to seven points. Despite, a sin-bin to Enjel Makelara, McKinley kicked his first penalty at the stroke of half time as Treviso finished the first half with a trail of 14-10.

The infringements continued into the second half as well with Magnus Bradbury yellow-carded in the 46th minute and Esposito capitalised on it with his second try while McKinley slotted a penalty and a conversion on either side to make it 14-20 in favour of the visitors.

Even though Weir's penalty in the 55th minute helped Richard Cockerill's side reduce the gap to three points, Treviso did well to hold onto it despite Cherif Traore and Alberto de Marchi sin-binned in the 73rd and 78th minutes respectively.