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Tyldesley
Hoylake
Sat 31 Mar 15:00 - Northern Division - South Lancs & Cheshire Division 1 Full time

Poor start, improved finish, gains difficult bonus win

In what was a frustrating mistake ridden, but tough contest, Tyldesley, came out the other end with a bonus point win.

With the wind in their face, Hoylake bossed early proceedings, with Tyldesley giving them a helping hand, via some sloppy ball control, which gave the visitors, the lion’s share of possession, during the first forty, but thankfully the hosts defense, led superbly by Rob Jones, repelled everything that came their way.

On ten minutes and with their first meaningful visit into the visitors half, Bongs came away with seven points after a line-out, secured possession.

Quick hands from Martin followed by a slick inside pass from Dickinson, found Redford, who’d wrong footed the defense, via a great running line, before touching down for an excellent try, martin added the difficult conversion.

With half an hour gone, Bongs pressing defense brought reward, after D Twizell charged down a Hoylake attempted clearance, ten meters from their line, before beating the cover, too ground the ball over the line, Martin added his second conversion. Half time 14-0.

With the strong wind, now in their faces and only fourteen points recorded, most in blue would have had reservations, given a relatively poor, attacking display, during the first half, but to their credit, and as the half moved on, the Tyldesley attack improved, which eventually ground out this win.

Just like the first forty, but now with the wind on their backs, Hoylake started strong, but yet again the hosts defense worked overtime, in keeping them out. Finally, the Tyldesley line was breached, with the conversion added.

Two minutes after conceding, a surging run from D Twizell, put Bongs on the front foot, from the ruck formed, Egerton took it on ever further, with the ball making its way to the left, which found D Berrisford.

With little room to work in, his turn of pace along with a great step or two, beat a couple of defenders, before crossing for a fantastic individual try.

Tyldesley started to put some good things together, which pushed their opponents back. Strong pick and drives, followed by some indifferent handling, had Redford make another telling break.

Although a great tackle brought him down, meters from the line, he found J Kirkpatrick in support, who recorded a forth, bonus point try. Yet again, Martin converted well, from out wide.

With twenty remaining, Hoylake had another good spell and continued to press hard, pinning Bongs back, which resulted in a yellow for Weaver.

Hoylake took full advantage, and crossed for a second converted try, in the seventy second minute, another score would put them wright back in it, and there was plenty time, but the Tyldesley fourteen, continued to shut some threatening plays out.

With time all but up, more improved play, resulted in a Tyldesley scrum, twenty meters from Holylake’s line, Dickinson, gained possession before bursting through the visitors defense, and touched down for a fifth Tyldesley try.

MOM Carl Redford & Rob Jones

Next week
1st Away v Leigh
2nds Away v Oldham ( venue reversed earlier in season)


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# Team Pl Pts
6. Widnes 23 63
7. Leigh 24 61
8. Tyldesley 23 50
9. Southport 24 50
10. Sefton 24 41
11. Hoylake 24 37
12. West Park (St Helens) 24 30

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