Hat-tricks for Tigers duo leave Wharfedale to lick wounds

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - RUGBY UNION -

HENRI PACKARD and Jamie Broadley starred as Sh­effield Tigers turned around a 25-point deficit to win 53-33 at Wharfedale in Na­tional Two North.

Winger Packard crossed early on to open the scor­ing but Wharfedale took con­trol to hold a 26-8 ad­van­tage at the break, ex­tend­ing it to 33-8 just af­ter half-time.

But Tigers chalked up seven unan­swered tries af­ter the break, cen­tre Broadley scor­ing and Mark Ire­land con­vert­ing be­fore Greg Mel­lor’s con­verted score re­duced the gap fur­ther.

Two tries in quick suc­ces­sion from Packard saw him com­plete the hat-trick and put Tigers 3433 to the good and they were not done there, Broadley grab­bing his se­cond soon af­ter.

Packard then crossed for the fourth time to put the visitors in con­trol be­fore Broadley se­cured his hat-trick late on to wrap up the visitors’ fifth straight league vic­tory, which takes them into eighth place while Wharfedale re­main bot­tom.

Hud­der­s­field made it three wins in their last four in the di­vi­sion’s other York­shire derby, claim­ing a 31-16 vic­tory at Sh­effield’s Abbey­dale base.

A se­cond-minute penalty from fly-half Jonny West got Hud­der­s­field up and run­ning early, but the next-to-the-bot­tom hosts replied with two penal­ties of their own, scrum-half Steve De­pledge putting Sh­effield ahead.

Back-row Lewis Bradley crossed with West adding the ex­tras to re­store the visitors’ lead on 14 min­utes, one they would hold un­til six min­utes af­ter the restart when full-back Fer­gus Wood’s try gave Sh­effield an 11-10 lead.

How­ever, three suc­cess­ful penal­ties in the space of five min­utes from Hud­der­s­field’s re­place­ment kicker Harry Davey put them in con­trol be­fore winger Danny Grainger crossed to make the score 24-11.

Lewis Bow­man scored a try for Sh­effield, but Hud­der­s­field se­cond- row Adam Malt­house pow­ered through in the last minute to seal the points.

Ot­ley went down 38-15 at home against Hinck­ley.

Hull Io­ni­ans pro­duced a se­cond-half fight­back but came up just short as they fell to a 2726 de­feat at Caldy in Na­tional One and are now fourth from bot­tom.

Io­ni­ans led af­ter 15 min­utes, cen­tre John Al­lott go­ing over for a 5-3 lead.

That was as good as it got in the first half, though, as tries from Ni­cholas Royle, John Del­wyn Jones and Josiah Dick­son put Caldy 22-5 ahead at the break.

Back-row James San­der­son crossed on 47 min­utes to give Io­ni­ans hope be­fore No 8 Lewis Wil­son went over, one con­ver­sion apiece from Chris Bell and Isaac Green cut­ting the lead to three points.

Caldy full-back Gavin John­son’s try six min­utes from time put the tie be­yond Io­ni­ans, but re­place­ment for­ward Benjamin Stephen­son forced his way over at the close to en­sure the visitors left Mersey­side with two bonus points.

Bat­tling Har­ro­gate were 1310 ahead at half-time, but they lost out 32-16 to N orth Pre­mier lead­ers Pre­ston Grasshop­pers.

An early try from No 8 Jonny Coser was con­verted by Luke White, who also kicked three penal­ties.

Hull beat York­shire ri­vals Ilk­ley 31-25, while San­dal were just edged out 34-30 at home against Ken­dal, but sal­vaged two bonus points from the match.

Mor­ley were beaten 19-12 at home by Rossendale, while Pock­ling­ton suf­fered a 66-0 de­feat at Lymm.

West Leeds beat North One East lead­ers Pen­rith 375, run­ning in five tries in an em­phatic vic­tory.

Full-back Sean Quaid scored twice, and winger Danny Booth, cap­tain and cen­tre Sam Neave and prop Dwayne Smith also touched down. Dale Break­well kicked three con­ver­sions and two penal­ties to com­plete the win.

Driffield got the bet­ter of York­shire ri­vals Mal­ton and Nor­ton, run­ning out 25-22 vic­tors in a close match which saw both sides score four tries, while Cleck­heaton beat Hud­der­s­field YMCA 31-13 in the day’s other derby match.

PIC­TURE: TONY JOHN­SON

ON THE CHARGE: Sh­effield Tigers’ Ash Hol­land runs at Wharfedale’s Ian Larkin and Thomas David­son.

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