Hull score five tries in fine San­dal vic­tory

North­ern Premier

The Rugby Paper - - Feature / Regional Premier Leagues -

HULL main­tained their ad­van­tage at the top of the ta­ble fol­low­ing a 31-3 win away to San­dal, the first time the West York­shire side have been beaten on their own patch this sea­son.

Greg Wood was the only scorer for the home side with a penalty but Hull ran in a to­tal of five tries through To­mas Tan­umi and Michael Ad­lard, who

bagged two apiece, with Lee Birch claim­ing one and Si­mon Hum­ber­ston on tar­get with three con­ver­sions.

Billing­ham kept up the pres­sure, hav­ing dis­posed of Al­nwick 50-8 at Green­wood Road. Dan Dixon showed the way with two tries fol­lowed by El­liott Hus­band, Michael Wynn, Con­ner Few­ster, Dan Burns and Martin Ho­p­ley who crossed for one each while Peter Evans slot­ted six con­ver­sions and a penalty.

Blay­don also took a bonus point in their 31-15 win at home to Ken­dal. Keith Lough­lin went in for two with Tony Har­vey, Jack Appleton and Guy Gra­ham in for one each. Jamie Guy was suc­cess­ful with three con­ver­sions. Leo Mercer and Ja­cob Mc­Coy, who also kicked a con­ver­sion and a penalty, were the try scor­ers for the visi­tors.

With San­dal go­ing down to Hull, Rossendale took full ad­van­tage and moved into fourth place af­ter beat­ing Vale of Lune 26-0 at

Marl Pits. Jack Ward, Har­ri­son Mould­ing, Ge­orge Peel and Phil Mills were the try scor­ers with James Bramhall slot­ting three con­ver­sions.

Harrogate were 19-7 win­ners at home to Lymm. Char­lie Purkiss-McEn­doo, Con­nor Ward and Harry Barnard were the try scor­ers for the home side, with Kyle Cook­land land­ing two con­ver­sions. Richard Hal­ford crossed for Lymm while Cor­mack Nolan added the ex­tras.

In a close game at Thorn­ton

Com­mon, Wir­ral took the hon­ours 27-22 against Kirkby Lons­dale.

The home side crossed for tries through Chris Crow­ley, Ben Brooks and Dan Har­vey, with Chris Speed bring­ing up the try bonus point. Har­vey also con­tribut­ing two con­ver­sions and a penalty.

Scott Arm­strong, Harry Hud­dle­ston and Ryan Terry crossed for Kirkby.

In the fi­nal game of the round Ilk­ley took max­i­mum points, de­feat­ing

Wilm­slow 36-18.

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