As Manc are subdued
skirk back into their 22 and Manchester were awarded a scrum ten metres out.
Their superiority at the set scrum was finally rewarded as Ormskirk were driven backwards towards their own line, only the scrum collapsing stopped the move.
The referee penalised Ormskirk for the collapse and awarded a well deserved penalty try to the visitors, this 19-7 score bringing up the interval.
The restart saw Ormskirk determined to put the game to bed, but over eagerness brought mistakes which allowed Manchester to stay in the game.
At the scrummage Manchester were still overpowering the home side and as they were driven off their own ball, the Ormskirk defensive line, on the back foot, was breached allowing the visitors a second score in the corner.
At 19-12 Manchester were back in the game and the home side needed to dig deep to stay ahead, yet knew that they only needed good attacking ball to increase their lead.
Overturning a ball in their own half they quickly turned defence into attack, moving the ball wide right through hands the try line was begging only for the final pass to go astray.
At the scrum Manchester tried to kick clear only for the ball to be charged down.
Ormskirk recovered the ball and the forward’s drive to the line resulted in Steve Rouke going over for the bonus point fourth try converted by Tom Owens.
Ormskirk began to gain ascendancy in the play as their superior back play began to make large inroads into a tiring Manchester defensive line.
A pick up from the base of the scrum by Lloyd Jones took the ball from his own 22 to within 20 metres of the visitors’ line, recycled ball reached Jake Hodson’s hands only for him to be tap tackled short of the score.
Not to be denied, Ormskirk won scrum ball and Jones again made the impact with a try from a pick at the base, 31-12.
The Manchester forwards were still able to gain ground and push Ormskirk back but their threat was now being contained and Ormskirk were able to launch counter attacking moves from their own half.
Scrum ball was moved to the blindside for winger Alex Gaughan to break away, draw the opposition and pass inside allowing Jake Hodson to ghost in under the sticks, 38-12 after the Owens conversion.
Straight from the restart Ormskirk completed a copy of the previous try with the ball reaching Alex Gaughan, again drawing the defender he linked with Jake Hodson for his second converted try and the last score of the game.
The 45-12 final score did flatter the home side slightly as Manchester were in with a shout for 75 minutes of the game.
There is now a break from League games until the first week in December, but next Saturday Ormskirk take on either Newton-le-Willows or Birchfield away in the second round of the Alan Stone Lancashire Bowl competition.