First win of the year for RU Colts

Liverpool St Helens 7 Tyldesley Senior Colts 17

Tyldesley recorded their first win of 2012 at the third attempt against a side one place and one point above them in the league, with the visitors now obtaining 6th position after this very tough contest.

Bongs started well, good pick and goes from Rushton, Schofield, Weaver and Norton kept them on the front foot. Good hands from Griffiths and Lloyd gave good service for centres Unsworth and Bowes, But the hosts defended well.

Tyldesley recorded their first points in the 10 minute, after some good defence and counter rucking from Morgan, Pollard and Mennell, allowing prop forward Ashmead to take possession and break, supplying the supporting Morley a great ball, who was tackled just short, but held the ball up well for Griffiths who touched down, conversion missed.

Nine minutes later Tyldesley crossed again, Griffiths regained possession in his own 22, then supplied Monks who went the length of the field for a great try under the posts, Wallbank converted. LSH crossed for a converted try in the 28th minute after some good rugby. Half time 7-12

Tyldesley dominated the majority of the second half but couldn’t turn pressure into points. Replacements Guest, Prendergast and Gillbanks worked hard throughout, constantly causing problems, but the hosts defended well.

With just three minutes remaining and the game still in the balance, Gaskell took a good line out ball from Norton. Rushton, Prendergast, Ashmead, preserved possession, allowing Griffiths to feed a good ball for Lloyd, good handling between Gillbanks and Wallbank, enabled Unsworth to give Monks the telling pass for a great but unconverted try to seal the game.

Scorers

Tries: Monks 2, Griffiths

Conversion: Martin Wallbank 1

Top Tackler: backs Unsworth; forwards - Schofield

MoM: backs - Griffiths; forwards - Norton