YMCA fend off the drop with away win

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

HUD­DER­S­FIELD YMCA se­cured their place in North One East for next sea­son with an im­pres­sive 42-26 win at Norther.

The de­feat con­signed North­ern to rel­e­ga­tion while, with just one match re­main­ing, YMCA have done enough to en­sure their sur­vival.

They com­plete their cam­paign on Satur­day at Laund Hill when they take on West Hartle­pool, who are bat­tling to avoid the drop with Percy Park

Old Rish­wor­thi­ans notched a stun­ning 55-38 vic­tory at home to Brad­ford Salem in York­shire One.

Rish­wor­thi­ans were bril­liant in at­tack, gained a bonus point by half­time and opened the sec­ond pe­riod in style.

Then they took their foot off the pedal and al­lowed their op­po­nents into the game, only to fin­ish off strongly at the end.

Rish­wor­thi­ans threat­ened from the start, but Salem took ev­ery op­por­tu­nity to run the ball and a fine move in their backs brought a con­verted try.

Then it was all Rish­wor­thi­ans and only Salem tack­ling held them out.

The pres­sure told and No8 Jack An­drews dived over be­fore they took the lead, teenage full­back Sam Bake show­ing great pace to score­and stand-off Josh Kelly added the first of six con­ver­sions.

Rish­wor­thi­ans burst out of de­fence be­fore man of the match, flanker Har­vey Keigh­ley-Payne, took it on to score – Kelly con­verted.

Scrum half Ed Cock­roft then spot­ted a gap and jinked over. Kelly con­verted to end the half.

From the restart Keigh­ley-Payne put An­drews in for his sec­ond be­fore get­ting a sec­ond him­self and Kelly con­verted both.

Rish­wor­thi­ans were cruis­ing at 40–7 un­til Salem got a con­verted try from an in­ter­cep­tion.

They hit straight back, with left wing An­thony Shoe­smith scor­ing in the cor­ner – Kelly con­verted.

Then Rish­wor­thi­ans went com­pletely to sleep and Salem ran in three tries, two of which were con­verted.

Kelly stead­ied the ship with a penalty, but Salem re­fused to lie down and scored in the cor­ner and Rish­wor­thi­ans ended the game with their eighth try, Shoe­smith get­ting his sec­ond in the cor­ner.

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