Not at the races
An indifferent first half was followed by a very poor second half performance, which handed Glossop a deserved win, which was disappointing given Tyldesley’s recent displays.
It wasn’t a great afternoon, from Tyldesley’s point of view, with far too many having an off day, which resulted in a way below average team display.
Given all the above, a few positives can be taken. Barrett, Berrisford and Martin rarely put a foot wrong, whilst Heggie had a decent debut, given he’s new to the game and played in a team that ran out of ideas.
Glossop on the other hand, who weren’t brilliant either, did the simple things well. Good kicking for field position, when needed, followed by decent ball retention, strangled the life out of the hosts, at times.
Although several needless mistakes, Tyldesley competed relatively well, for the majority of the first forty.
Glossop took a very early lead, via a converted penalty, but by the twentieth minute, Tyldesley had hit the front.
On the back of some good pressure, Dickinson, delivered a superb and inch perfect cross field kick, towards Berrisford, who took the ball in full flight, before touching down, Conversion missed.
With half an hour gone Bongs went behind again, after a penalty conceded, was punished with a seven pointer, seconds later.
Just five remained, when good forward plays and backs handling, opened up the visitors defense, fifteen meters out, which should have seen a certain try, but a needless pass, with the line beckoning, lost possession, which blew a golden opportunity.
Tyldesley then switched off, with Glossop going back up field and recorded their second converted try, as the half came to a close, giving them a twelve point cushion, at the break.
The early signs at the start of the second half didn’t look good, and continued to subside, as the half progressed.
Poor defending allowed the visitors to cut loose, and had it not been for some superb last ditch defending, firstly by Jones then Berrisford, Glossop would have recorded two tries within the first ten.
Tyldesley’s error ridden second half continued too hand possession and territory over, with Glossop crossing for a third on the hour followed by another minutes later with their fifth of the game coming at the death, all converted.
Bongs have plenty to work on, before their next game in two weeks, away v table toppers, Broughton Park.
MOM Mike Barrett.
The seconds came away from Rossendale, with a resounding 0-74 win, which sees them sit second in the table, on point’s difference, but with two games in hand on leaders Chorley.
Tries from, Debutant, L Jones 4, M Jackson 2, C Norton, M Bashua, S Brown, D Jenkins, with J Aldred adding the rest via the boot.
2nds Away v LSH
3rds Home v PGH.
Both cup,2-15 kick off