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Clayton
Worth Village
J Waterman, J Waddington (2), S Metcalfe, P Redgrave (2), C Wooler, J Lanfear, D Gurney
Tries
R Wilkinson (8)
Conversions
R Wilkinson
Penalties
Sat 2 Apr 14:30 - Pennine ARL - Division Three West Full time

Worth Village (H)

Clayton finish with nine try rout!

Clayton secured a entertaining, rampaging victory against Worth Village, in their final league game of the regular season. After last weekend's agonising defeat to title rivals Brighouse Rangers, Clayton were looking to bounce back and restore some confidence before the Bradford Cup Final showdown with Bradford Victoria Rangers, on Sunday 1 May. Before kick off, things did not look as promising as coach Scott Pendlebury would have hoped. With numerous injuries and holidays, Clayton were down to their bare bones and were only able to name a squad of 16, which ultimately was reduced to 15 with work commitments. The Clayton pack had an unfamiliar look about it, but with Phil Redgrave packing down at loose forward, between the two old stalwarts Scott Pendlebury and Johnny Alderson, Clayton were in safe hands. The heavy rain beforehand meant for a muddy affair, but to their credit, Clayton seemed to get better as the game progressed and especially towards the end of the second half, scored some attractive looking tries.

In a muddy opening, several knock on's interrupted the flow of the game, but playing down the slope, Clayton gradually gained an upper hand of proceedings. After initial pressure was repelled, a great inside switch ball by Devon Gurney sent Jamie Waterman powering over from 20 metres out. Ryan Wilkinson, who finished with 9/10, to continue his impressive conversion ratio, easily added the extras. After a further quiet period, Clayton finished the half with a flourish. Phil Redgrave spotted the narrowest of gaps from dummy half and set off down field. With half back Jimmy Waddington in support, Redgrave handed the ball on for Waddington to go the distance and double Clayton's lead. With 2 minutes of the half remaining, Ryan Wilkinson added a further cushion, pushing the score out to 14-0 with a penalty goal, before Redgrave ensured full reward just before the interval, kicking through before smartly regathering and finding the supporting Waddington flying through to touch down. From a potentially difficult position, Clayton found themselves turning around 20-0 to the good.

The second half was a fitting way to conclude the regular season, Clayton scoring at will, against tiring opponents. To their credit, Worth Village never gave in, and were only denied a couple of consolation tries by tremendous ball and all tackles by David Harrison. Firstly, Simon Metcalfe powered over, straight from a promising scrum position. This was quickly followed by a mirror image brace from Phil Redgrave. He started and finished moves, supporting two clean breaks up the middle before taking the scoring passes. Shortly afterwards, a brilliant delayed pass by Devon Gurney gave Christian Wooler a walk in to the sticks. That wasn't the end of the scoring and Clayton were really beginning to get going in attack. Showing good hands down the short touchline side, Scott Pendlebury weaved his way within a couple of metres of the tryline. Hooker Josh Lanfear then did the rest, diving over from short distance. Finally, to round off proceedings, Devon Gurney started and finished a sublime move up the middle, taking the scoring pass from Redgrave and finishing with aplomb.

Clayton could look back on a hugely successful season, which contained only two league defeats. Both those defeats came against Brighouse Rangers and to press, Clayton still harbour hopes of securing the league title, but they are relying on Brighouse coming a cropper in both their final league outings. For Clayton, the small matter of a Bradford Cup Final game against Bradford Victoria Rangers to come, on Sunday 1 May at Odsal Stadium.

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Key moments

9:00
Try Jamie Waterman scores for Clayton
10:00
Conversion Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
28:00
Try Jimmy Waddington scores for Clayton
29:00
Conversion Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
37:00
Penalty Goal Ryan Wilkinson kicks a penalty for Clayton
38:00
Try Jimmy Waddington scores for Clayton
39:00
Conversion Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
43:00
Try Simon Metcalfe scores for Clayton
44:00
Conversion Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
49:00
Try Phil Redgrave scores for Clayton
50:00
Conversion Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
57:00
Try Phil Redgrave scores for Clayton
58:00
Conversion Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
63:00
Try Christian Wooler scores for Clayton
64:00
Conversion Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
69:00
Try Josh Lanfear scores for Clayton
74:00
Try Devon Gurney scores for Clayton
75:00
Conversion Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton

Highlights

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75:00 Conversion 54 - 0
Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
74:00 Try 52 - 0
Devon Gurney scores for Clayton
69:00 Try 48 - 0
Josh Lanfear scores for Clayton
64:00 Conversion 44 - 0
Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
63:00 Try 42 - 0
Christian Wooler scores for Clayton
58:00 Conversion 38 - 0
Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
57:00 Try 36 - 0
Phil Redgrave scores for Clayton
50:00 Conversion 32 - 0
Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
49:00 Try 30 - 0
Phil Redgrave scores for Clayton
44:00 Conversion 26 - 0
Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
43:00 Try 24 - 0
Simon Metcalfe scores for Clayton
End of period 1
39:00 Conversion 20 - 0
Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
38:00 Try 18 - 0
Jimmy Waddington scores for Clayton
37:00 Penalty Goal 14 - 0
Ryan Wilkinson kicks a penalty for Clayton
29:00 Conversion 12 - 0
Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
28:00 Try 10 - 0
Jimmy Waddington scores for Clayton
10:00 Conversion 6 - 0
Ryan Wilkinson kicks a conversion for Clayton
9:00 Try 4 - 0
Jamie Waterman scores for Clayton
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Clayton
  • Worth Village
  • 0
  • Jamie Waterman Try 9:00'
  • Ryan Wilkinson Conversion 10:00'
  • Jimmy Waddington Try 28:00'
  • Ryan Wilkinson Conversion 29:00'
  • Ryan Wilkinson Penalty Goal 37:00'
  • Jimmy Waddington Try 38:00'
  • Ryan Wilkinson Conversion 39:00'
  • Simon Metcalfe Try 43:00'
  • Ryan Wilkinson Conversion 44:00'
  • Phil Redgrave Try 49:00'
  • Ryan Wilkinson Conversion 50:00'
  • Phil Redgrave Try 57:00'
  • Ryan Wilkinson Conversion 58:00'
  • Christian Wooler Try 63:00'
  • Ryan Wilkinson Conversion 64:00'
  • Josh Lanfear Try 69:00'
  • Devon Gurney Try 74:00'
  • Ryan Wilkinson Conversion 75:00'

Team selection

Redgrave, Phil Redgrave, Phil
Alderson, Johnny Alderson, Johnny
Pendlebury, Scott Pendlebury, Scott
Wooler, Christian Wooler, Christian
Lanfear, Josh Lanfear, Josh
Waterman, Jamie Waterman, Jamie
Gurney, Devon Gurney, Devon
Waddington, Jimmy Waddington, Jimmy
McElroy, Oliver McElroy, Oliver
Metcalfe, Simon Metcalfe, Simon
Baldwin, Matt Baldwin, Matt
Mahoney, Connor Mahoney, Connor
Wilkinson, Ryan Wilkinson, Ryan

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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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