Lowthian pounces to see off Pre­ston

Sed­g­ley Park 15 Pre­ston G .......... 3

The Rugby Paper - - National League 2 North - By LUKE MADEIRA

SED­G­LEY Park edged out Pre­ston Grasshop­pers in a tight game, with tries from Matthew Ri­ley and Sa­muel Lowthion prov­ing to be enough for the im­pres­sive hosts.

The match started slowly with both sides con­tin­u­ally knock­ing on in at­tack­ing po­si­tions.

The only try of the half came on 31 min­utes af­ter a driv­ing maul pushed Sed­g­ley into the 22, be­fore Matthew Ri­ley crashed through the mid­dle of the de­fence to go un­der the post, Stephen Collins con­vert­ing from the tee.

On the stroke of half time, Sed­g­ley prop Ben­jamin Black saw yel­low for cyn­i­cally kick­ing the ball out of the back of the ruck with Pre­ston me­tres from the try line.

Collins kicked a penalty in the open­ing min­utes of the se­cond half to ex­tend the Sed­g­ley lead to 10-0, be­fore Thomas David­son replied with a penalty for the vis­i­tors, leav­ing Pre­ston need­ing only one score to get back in the game.

The game was put be­yond doubt with six min­utes left. A hang­ing box kick from Sed­g­ley scrum-half Cal­lum McShane put Pre­ston winger Tyler Spence in all kinds of trou­ble.

Spence slipped as he went to catch the ball, al­low­ing Sa­muel Lowthion to pick up the loose ball and sprint 50 me­tres to touch down in the cor­ner.

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