Hindley shut out by Royal Logistics Corp

Hindley in action against the Royal Logistics Corp
Hindley in action against the Royal Logistics Corp
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A weakened Hindley side played host to a tough army side and went down 16-0.

The visitors pressed early on but to Hindley’s credit they defended well.

At the other end good work from Frank Phillips gave Hindley the ball 10 metres out which saw Paul Hersnip go close. A forced line drop out then came to nothing.

The Army eventually crossed when the hooker made great yards after finding a gap in Hindley’s defensive line which saw the centre cross..

Both sides pressed with Hindley’s James Lucas going closest to scoring under the sticks.

The visitors grabbed their second try early in the second half half thanks to good work from the full back which saw the winger beat two Hindley defenders to score.

Midway through the half Chris Scarborough broke through the defensive line to set up good field position.

Quick hands found winger Danny Gaskell who rounded the winger to go over under the posts, only to be brought back for a forward pass.

With 65 minutes on the clock, another great break from the Army hooker saw the second row forward power his way over to give the visitors an unassailable lead.

Hindley man-of-the-match was Chris Scarborough.

In the North West Men’s League Orrell St James’ extended their lead the top of Division Two with a 20-8 win over Woolston Rovers.

In Division Three, Ashton Bears A were left still looking for their first win of the season following a 30-16 loss to Ecclseton Lions.

In a friendly, Wigan Bulldogs slipped to a 30-26 defeat to Crosfields.

ST Pat’s clash with Blackbrook went pretty well according to form in a 42-12 win, although the visitors were first on the scoresheet after five minutes.

The ball was swiftly moved left and centre Jack Parker finished in the corner. Jordan Welsby added the goal.

St Pat’s took charge of the NCL Trophy clash, and five minutes later Jamie Winstanley-Bristo crashed over off a short ball from Anthony Atherton at acting half back.

Next up was winger Afeez Oberinde, who finished off a passing movement.

Atherton took on the defence and beat three men for an excellent solo try. Dan Birkett followed with a try of his own, when he ran well on to a cut-out pass from Andy Cunningham.

Blackbrook were first off the mark in the second half when a misfielded kick presented Jordy Welsby with an easy touch-down.

Afeez Oberinde scored his second with a spectacular run down the right flank.

A great break by Joe Higham and an inside pass laid on a try for Earl Hurst, converted by Cunningham.

Phil Glover broke through the line and sidestepped the full back in classic fashion for the next try.

Just ahead of the final whistle, Ryan Braddock completed the scoring when he beat a couple of men to finish well.