Men - Report
|Leyland Warriors||34||vs||20||Chorley Panthers|
Leyland Warriors 32 - Chorley Panthers 20
Both sides looked psyched up for this local derby in Division 2 of the North West Mens League, the first clash between the two teams for a couple of years.
The Warriors then began to lose their way, with a succession of unforced errors and technical penalties inviting Chorley back into the game. The visitors capitalised with three well worked tries to take a 16-8 lead into the break.
With Leyland determined to get back on track, they earned a scrum just 10 metres out and quick hands to the left saw Adam Hagan score in the corner on debut, with Quinn adding the touchline conversion.
Leyland kept up the pressure and strong runs from Ryan Sumner and Liam Betney took them close before Paul Lorenzen crashed over. Ollie Austins half-break and quick play the ball had Chorley scrambling and Tom Lever went over, with Quinn converting.
The game was all Leyland as the fitness began to show through, with Lorenzen and Jonathon Cox almost adding tries before Scott Low's neat chip through was collected by Andy Robinson who raced under the posts, with Low converting.
Chorley never surrendered the game and hit back with a try but Leyland completed the scoring when Chorley were penalised in front of the posts and prop James Green stepped up to add the two points in his final game before emigrating to Australia!
A dominant performance for much of the game, Leyland just need to focus for the full 80 minutes to ensure they remain at the top end of the table.
Team: Andy Robinson, Will Roper, Stuart McLean, Paul Lorenzen, Matt Shepherd, Mark Quinn, Scott Low, Simon Dempsey, Tom Worrall, Ryan Sumner, Liam Betney, Ollie Austin, Tom Lever - Jonathon Cox, Adam Hagan, Jonny Tuson, James Green.