Another well attended charity game saw the hosts run away with victory winning by 40 points to 5 against the GSC GRAYS/Farmers team.
Winger Jake Taylor scored in the corner after 20 minutes with Jack Reynard adding the extras soon followed by centre Fergus Chapman running away from halfway to score.
HT 14- 0.
Lovely handling down the right hand side including replacement winger Angus Gowling’s perfectly weighted pass sent powerful 2nd row Oli Metcalfe through to touchdown.
Captain Tom Lawson scored his 4th try in 3 pre season games and Angus Bankier finished nicely as Dale piled on the pressure.
The farmers centre Xander Metcalfe skipped his way through for an excellent individual try but Gowling’s interception from halfway sealed the win.
Several other opportunities were created from wonderful handling. Unfortunately for Angus Bankier and Nathan the oppositions desperate last gasp tackles denied them tries. Bankier should’ve scored again when Ewan Metcalfe burst through to create a 2 v 1. Gary Nicholson showed Ewan how it’s done putting hooker Mark Dixon through under the posts for the final try of the day.
After 6 years of the annual pre-season fund raiser, we sit all square 3-3.
Updated 15:33 - 25 Aug 2018 by Alan Noon