Thatto took the honours for the first half no thanks at times to some poor defensive efforts by Hindley.In the first set of six a downfield kick saw the ball bounce awkwardly Heaths Adam Cropper touched down towards the left Chris Ford added the conversion.In the 8th min with Hindley on attack Stephen Sutliffe threw his pass out wide Tom Unsworth dribbled the ball over the line to touch down in the left wing corner.On 19mins poor several missed tackles saw Crusaders Shaun Quinn score in the left corner Chris Ford added the touchline conversion.On 28mins Hindley were awarded successive penalties and another long pass from Stephen Sutcliffe
saw Michael Arrowsmith dive in at the left corner.In the 36th min again Hindley conceeded a drop-out and very poor defensive errors saw Crusaders Shaun Quinn go in at the left corner for his second to give Thattoo a 16-8 interval lead. The second half proved to be more evenly contested. In the 47th min Hindley somehow regained possession and again Stephen Sutcliffe
created the gap for Paul Hersnip
to score right of the posts and also add the extras.In the 65th min Brad Hargreaves made good yardage down the left and quick thinking by Stephen Sutcliffe
at acting half spied his chance to continue down the left and arc in to touch down behind the posts and add the conversion.The remaining quarter both sided battled away Hndley to preserve their lead Thattoo to cross the whitewash for the points with the home team just holding out. M.O.M.StephenSutcliffe(Hindley) with Shaun Quinn(Thatto Heath).