Home com­forts for Dar­ling­ton

The Rugby Paper - - National League 1 - ■ By KEVIN ROBIN­SON

DAR­LING­TON Mow­den Park main­tained their 100 per cent record of bonus­point home wins with an em­phatic vic­tory over Ross­lyn Park.

The vis­i­tors were blitzed by a four-try salvo in the first 30 min­utes and they never looked like get­ting back into it, only man­ag­ing a late penalty try.

Both sides lost key play­ers through in­jury within the first ten min­utes, with first vis­it­ing hooker Tom Vaughan Ed­wards, then home scrum half Matt Dud­man leav­ing the field.

Home hooker Chris Wood scored the first try fol­low­ing a pow­er­ful catch and drive li­ne­out be­fore Grant Con­non scored two blis­ter­ing tries in three min­utes us­ing his pace and power.

The vis­i­tors were un­able to get into the game at all at this stage and the bonus point for Dar­ling­ton fol­lowed when hard-work­ing prop Ralph Ap­pleby squeezed over.

A shell-shocked Ross­lyn Park trudged back into the chang­ing rooms for the break, which came all too soon for the hosts, who faded af­ter the break.

Dar­ling­ton scored their fifth try late in the sec­ond half when wing Cal­lum Macken­zie found a gap.

But Ross­lyn Park ral­lied, forc­ing a scrum five yards out, and, when the scrum wheeled, the of­fi­cial had no hes­i­ta­tion in award­ing a penalty try.

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