Light­ning start gets Field be­yond Tigers

The Rugby Paper - - National League 2 North - By RICHARD SYKES

AN in­cred­i­ble first-half dis­play paved the way for Hud­der­s­field’s win de­spite their fail­ure to score a sin­gle point in the sec­ond half.

Hud­der­s­field led 31-0 at the break af­ter scor­ing five tries, but the sec­ond 40 be­longed to Sh­effield as they scored ten unan­swered points.

Sec­ond row Austen Thomp­son opened the scor­ing af­ter just four min­utes with a penalty try, af­ter Tom Far­rell was sent to the sin bin - the hosts ex­tend­ing their lead to 12-0 soon af­ter.

Cen­tre Tom Owen and flanker Ben Mor­rill then went over within four min­utes of each other to put Hud­der­s­field 24-0 to the good af­ter an in­cred­i­ble first 16 min­utes of ac­tion.

Fur­ther yel­low cards for Sh­effield’s Frank Wragg and Hud­der­s­field cap­tain Alex Bat­tye ex­tended the first half be­yond 50 min­utes with Thomp­son’s sec­ond try even­tu­ally see­ing the half brought to a close with the hosts 31-0 to the good.

The sec­ond half was a dif­fer­ent story with Hud­der­s­field un­able to add to their score and Sh­effield re­ply­ing with two tries of their own.

First, Jamie Broadley went over on 44 min­utes to get Sh­effield on the score­board with Tom Coates fol­low­ing him over soon af­ter to fur­ther re­duce the deficit.

The vis­i­tors were un­able to cap­i­talise fur­ther though and were, in the end, heav­ily beaten in this lo­cal derby.

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