Colne & Nelson 20 v Tyldesley Senior Colts RU 24
Tyldesley got off to a great start, in total control, but then allowed themselves to get sucked in to a second half dog fight against basement club Colne & Nelson, making this win a lot closer and one which could have easily seen three league points lost.
Bongs came out of the blocks at a fast pace, playing summer rugby in very heavy conditions. Brilliant forward play from Weaver, Prendergast, Legge, supported fantastically by Legge, Taylor, and Bashua, constantly saw the hosts make vast inroads towards the Colne line, which was finally rewarded with Norton going over in the seventh minute for a brilliant forward’s try, conversion missed.
Colne struck back a minute later via a penalty after a mix up from the restart. Six minutes later Tyldesley crossed again, after Bashua touched down under the posts. Jackson added the extra two points. Yet again, Bongs messed up from the restart. Gifting Colne another three points from a converted penalty.
In the 19th minute, Whittle crossed for a superb, but unconverted try out wide,
Mennell recorded Bongs next try, beating defenders, along the touch line. Lloyd converted from afar making the half-time score 24-6.
Bongs never really got going in a very messy second half, as conditions became more and more difficult and nearly threw it all away gifting Colne 14 points from two converted tries, as they dominated large parts of the second period.
Tries: Norton, Bashua, Whittle, Mennell
Conversion: Jackson 1; Lloyd 1
Top Tackler: backs - Lloyd; forwards - Norton
MoM: backs - Whittle; forwards - Prendergast