Tigers roar back to top­ple Dale

Wharfedale .... 33 Sh­effield T .... 53

The Rugby Paper - - National League 2 North - ■ By ED WIL­LIAMS

SH­EFFIELD Tigers ran riot and scored 45 unan­swered points to storm back and se­cure a sen­sa­tional tri­umph.

Tigers started the brighter and opened the scor­ing with an un­con­verted try from Henri Packard.

But Wharfedale kicked into gear and hit back af­ter a 30-me­tre catch and drive was ended by a short burst from Kieran Frost, Thomas Bar­rett adding the ex­tras. An­other drive re­sulted in prop Joseph Altham crash­ing over to ex­tend the lead.

Ge­orge Hed­g­ley then fin­ished off a fine move and Bar­rett added the two, be­fore the first half fin­ished with a penalty try to Dale.

The hosts started the sec­ond half as they fin­ished the first with a Richard Rhodes try from a li­ne­out but then Tigers cut loose.

Broadley crossed the white­wash on 51 min­utes, Mark Ire­land con­vert­ing, be­fore Greg Mellor touched down mo­ments later. Then came a flurry of late scores from Sh­effield, with five tries in the fi­nal 12 min­utes.

Packard added his sec­ond try and Ire­land’s third con­ver­sion clos­ing the gap to 33-29.

Two min­utes later, Packard’s third try took Sh­effield into the lead and the de­mo­li­tion con­tin­ued with two more tries from Broadley and, fi­nally, a fourth for Packard.

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