Ormskirk 24 Tyldesley 36
Tyldesley had to put in a tough shift, as they came up against a very difficult and robust, Ormskirk side.
The heavy pitch seemed to cause more problems for the visitors, who struggled to get any kind of grip on the game, especially the first 20 minutes.
The game was mainly played in Tyldesley’s half for all of that time, with them having difficulty getting hold and then keeping the ball. Ormskirk converted two penalties in the eighth and twenty first minute, giving them a six point lead.
Tyldesley hit back with two quick tries in the next five minutes. Zak Sargent finished off some good play, which Martin Wallbank converted.
Then a brilliant driving maul had Adam Fetherston ground the ball to make it 6-12
With the game approaching half time Lee Davies cut through via a dummy and recorded the visitors’ third try, Martin Wallbank added the extra two. Half time 6-19.
Ormskirk started the second period on the front foot and by the 57th minute had made it a three point game.
A converted penalty and a seven pointer, followed by three penalties made it all square in the 63rd minute.
Bongs hit straight back from the restart. Solid Tyldesley pressure resulted in a dropped ball that was kicked on, then touched down over the line by Danny Kilshaw, Martin Wallbank converted. Kirk narrowed the gap to just two points, a minute later as they recorded their second try after confusion gifted them possession back. With six minutes remaining, good Tyldesley pressure resulted in Mark Dickinson, intercepting 30 metres out and record a good five pointer.
Four minutes later the visitors recorded their sixth and final try, after a great kick from Mark Dickinson over the oncoming defence – touched down by Gavin Hunter.
MOM: Paul Martin