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Clayton
Newsome Panthers
P Redgrave, C Hodgson, J Lanfear (2), D Harrison (2), O McElroy (2)
Full time
R Wilkinson (6)
Sat 12 Mar 14:30 - Pennine ARL - Division Three West

Newsome Panthers (H)

Clayton finally grind down Newsome, after blistering start.

Clayton recorded another emphatic victory, to strengthen their position at the top of the league table. With Emley Moor, Higginshaw and West Bowling A all pulling out of league ties after the previous victory against Worth, the league is now close to completion. The league title now appears more and more likely to rest on the result of the game against Brighouse away, which will surely be pencilled in for the last tie of the regular season. With this victory, Clayton technically recorded a 12th successive victory. Coach Scott Pendlebury was able to name a strong squad, with several players missing out on selection and also a relatively clean bill of health. With the Bradford cup semi final against bitter rivals Queensbury imminent, Clayton were looking to put out a strong message and performance ahead of the tie. They started impressively. After a knock on from kick off, Phil Redgrave was wheeling away in delight after burrowing over from acting half. Craig Hodgson quickly followed him, after smart handling down the short side, he forced his way over despite several defenders close attention. With Ryan Wilkinson adding both difficult conversions, Clayton had swiftly built a 12-0 lead in the opening 5 minutes. For the following 30 minutes, Newsome showed why they are third in the league. They showed great courage and whilst the game did turn scrappy, with several penalties and knock on's interrupting the flow of play, the visitors were certainly making themselves known. Two moments of note came and went, when Craig Hodgson was harshly penalised for an attempted double movement, when for all else to see it appeared he had merely used obvious momentum from the position he had gained. Secondly, a small fracas erupted after James Rhodes made his presence felt in the tackle. Just before the interval, interchange Josh Lanfear used quick thinking and deception to smartly dive over, to at least secure a three score advantage as the half time hooter sounded. After a mixed first half, Scott Pendlebury made his feelings known and also reminded his players that in 120 minutes, his team had kept Newsome scoreless, which in itself, is no mean feat. The second half started as the first half had, with a quick score. Josh Lanfear went one better than his first half effort, with a pacey, weaving break from half way, leaving the chasing defenders at his wake. That was Lanfear's 5th try in his last game and a half and he is showing his undoubted potential as the season progresses. Newsome then finally crashed over the whitewash, after a spell of prolonged pressure, Clayton's defence finally cracked when the Newsome centre forced his way over out wide. Clayton quickly responded though and subsequently saw the rest of the half out without further alarm. Firstly a teasing kick from Jimmy Waddington was patted back for David Harrison to pounce and slide over. As a result of this, Newsome were reduced down to 12 men, as one particular tackler took exception to the 'patting back' of the ball and was sent to the sin bin. Oliver McElroy then crossed out wide, after great handling across the line. He quickly doubled his tally, supporting a great break involved James Flanagan and Phil Redgrave to slide over under the uprights. After a dull period, Clayton had quickly found their stride again and were now playing some attractive rugby. The final word was had by Harrison, who out sprinted the covering defence to slide over and seal a comfortable and confidence enhancing victory, against third place rivals Newsome Panthers.

Key moments

2:00
Try Phil Redgrave scores for Clayton
3:00
Conversion Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
4:00
Try Craig Hodgson scores for Clayton
5:00
Conversion Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
38:00
Try Josh Lanfear scores for Clayton
39:00
Conversion Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
42:00
Try Josh Lanfear scores for Clayton
43:00
Conversion Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
51:00
Try David Harrison scores for Clayton
64:00
Try Oliver McElroy scores for Clayton
65:00
Conversion Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
74:00
Try Oliver McElroy scores for Clayton
75:00
Conversion Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
79:00
Try David Harrison scores for Clayton

Highlights

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79:00 Try 44 - 0
David Harrison scores for Clayton
75:00 Conversion 40 - 0
Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
74:00 Try 38 - 0
Oliver McElroy scores for Clayton
65:00 Conversion 34 - 0
Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
64:00 Try 32 - 0
Oliver McElroy scores for Clayton
51:00 Try 28 - 0
David Harrison scores for Clayton
43:00 Conversion 24 - 0
Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
42:00 Try 22 - 0
Josh Lanfear scores for Clayton
End of period 1
39:00 Conversion 18 - 0
Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
38:00 Try 16 - 0
Josh Lanfear scores for Clayton
5:00 Conversion 12 - 0
Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
4:00 Try 10 - 0
Craig Hodgson scores for Clayton
3:00 Conversion 6 - 0
Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
2:00 Try 4 - 0
Phil Redgrave scores for Clayton
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As it happened

  • Clayton
  • Newsome Panthers
  • 0
  • Phil Redgrave Try 2:00'
  • Ryan Wilkinson Conversion 3:00'
  • Craig Hodgson Try 4:00'
  • Ryan Wilkinson Conversion 5:00'
  • Josh Lanfear Try 38:00'
  • Ryan Wilkinson Conversion 39:00'
  • Josh Lanfear Try 42:00'
  • Ryan Wilkinson Conversion 43:00'
  • David Harrison Try 51:00'
  • Oliver McElroy Try 64:00'
  • Ryan Wilkinson Conversion 65:00'
  • Oliver McElroy Try 74:00'
  • Ryan Wilkinson Conversion 75:00'
  • David Harrison Try 79:00'

Team selection

Waterman, Jamie Waterman, Jamie
Murgatroyd, Danny Murgatroyd, Danny
Hodgson, Craig Hodgson, Craig
Rhodes, James Rhodes, James
Redgrave, Phil Redgrave, Phil
Parkinson, John Parkinson, John
Gurney, Devon Gurney, Devon
Waddington, Jimmy Waddington, Jimmy
Mahoney, Connor Mahoney, Connor
Wilkinson, Ryan Wilkinson, Ryan
Harrison, David Harrison, David
McElroy, Oliver McElroy, Oliver
McElroy, Elliot McElroy, Elliot

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Woodhouse Warriors 16 28
2. Oulton Raiders 14 26
3. Clayton 18 24
4. Eastmoor Dragons 16 20
5. Wyke 14 18
6. Queensbury 16 10
7. Birkenshaw Blue Dogs 11 6

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