Pool remain in 4th after 51-12 win over Sedgefield
Adam Ainley was "on fire" for Pool with four tries as they secure bonus point win to keep the pressure on Whitley Bay Rockliffe and Whitby.
Stand in captain Patrick Wilson won the toss and Pool played down the Mayfield Park bank. Pool took the lead after three minutes when Sedgefield were penalised for being off side at the ruck and winger Anthony Lawrence trusty right foot , secured the first points with a kick from 30 metres. 3-0
Five minutes later, Pool scored the first try of the game , following a scrum on the half way line, Tom Johnson picked up and drew in a few defenders before passing to full back Adam Ainley who joined the attacking line at pace and beat one player before linking up with winger Anthony Lawrence who bounced off the last defender to score in the corner. Lawrence conversion made the score 10-0.
Sedgefield came into the game and had a period of five minutes worth of pressure but Pool defence was excellent.
With thirteen minutes gone in a repeat of the first try , number 8 Tom Johnson picked up and made 10 metres with a strong run , John Carney cleared the ruck and Patrick Wilson released the backs which saw the ball passed along the backs division before Adam Ainley cut inside and changed the direction of play , then he shipped the ball to winger Tyler Hall who beat the last man to score in the corner . 15-0.
Pool were putting together some superb passage of plays and on one such move, Adam Ainley went on a jinky run which saw him beat three players to score under the penalty posts . Lawrence’s conversion was missed but the score increased to 20-0.
On the stroke of half time, a long clearance kick was caught by Adam Ainley who went on an allusive run which saw him side stepping past two players to score under posts for his second and Pool's 4th try. 27-0.
The second half saw Pool continue to dominant and a great break from stand off Tom Lister saw him beat two players and as he looked to score, he was stopped by a cracking covering tackle , however Jon Carney was in support and he flipped ball to Patrick Wilson who touched down in the corner for Pool's 5th try. Lawrence conversion increased the score to 34-0.
Pool expansive play was paying dividends and an impressive move which saw the direction of play go first on the left hand side and then attack the open side with Neil, Tom Stead and Sam Kitching heavily involved. Jon Carney was again on hand to pass to Adam Ainley to score in corner for Pool's 6th try 39-0. Lawrence superb conversion touch line kick saw the score extend to 41-0.
Sedgefield got a deserved try following an impressive series of forwards drives which made 20 metres, the ball was then passed along the backs, before a missed pass to centre saw him score from close range 41-7.
Pool came back into the game , a clearance kick from the away side was caught by substitute winger Dean Ryan passed to centre Keagen Thomas who went on a storming 40 metre run leaving several players in his wake. Thomas looked like he was going to score but unselfishly passed to Adam Ainley who touch down in the corner 46-7. Anthony Lawrence was having a fine afternoon with the boot and his conversion made the score 48-7 and a personal tally of 25 points.
With minutes remaining Sedgefield scored their second try , following a line out catch and drive , the ball was driven over from close range to make the final score 48-12.