Kirkby Lonsdale battle bravely despite short numbers but Trentham prove too strong
South Cumbrian side Kirkby Lonsdale made the long trip down to Trentham on a glorious autumnal morning.
Trentham took an early lead when the visitors strayed offside in defence and Joel Bezus slotted the ball over for a 3-0 lead. Two tries in rapid succession from Tristian De Jager both converted by Joel Bezus extended this to 17-0 with 20 minutes gone.
miguel Ladeira was then yellow carded for an alleged high tackle which gave the visitors the opening they needed and they quickly responded with two converted tries of their own to pull the game back to 17-14.
It wasn't long however before that powerful centre, Tristian De Jager was smashing through the defence again to claim his third try. the conversion was missed and the half time whistle came. Trentham 22 Kirkby Lonsdale 14.
The visitors from Cumbria started the second half strongly with a great forwards try that went unconverted to draw the game within 3 points.
The visitors were always under pressure however being short handed and they soon began to tire giving the home side the opportunity of turning it on, scoring 4 unanswered tries through Harry Tweats (2) Brad Thorley and a fourth for Tristian De Jager. All were converted by Joel Bezus to give a final score of Trentham 50 - Kirkby Lonsdale 19
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