Acorn continued their unbeaten start in the conference league with a 36 points to 14 victory over Stanley Rangers. Acorn opened a scoring on 5 minutes when after a Nick Caldwell break good support play saw Kevin brayshaw
go over, Anthony Chilton goaled. Rangers replied on 12 minutes when Acorn lost the ball in the tackle the visitors created the overlap for winger Jordan Archer to go score wide out. 6 minutes later slack Acorn tackling allowed scrum half Jacky Hogan to go over. On 20 minutes a good Acorn move saw centre Martin Wood cut inside to score a good try, Chilton goaled 12 points to 8. Tom Hill
made a good break up the middle and slipped a nice pass to his second row partner Jordan Hyde who galloped over from 30 yards again Chilton goaled. Hill was in the thick of the action again on 35 minutes creating the gap for full back Joe Budd
to go over for another long range effort again Chilton goaled for a 24 points to 8 half time lead.
The Blue and Gold’s started well in the second period with Wood getting his second when he pounced on a Chilton cross field kick. Stanley had plenty of possession but could not convert this into points as the Acorn defence held firm and it wasn't until 73 minutes when the impressive Wood grabbed his hat trick and the impeccable Chilton goaled again. With 5 minutes to go prop Gareth Rawlinson barged over to score and Danny Grice goaled to give a final score of 36 points to 14. Martin Wood got the man of the match award well supported by Jordan Hyde and Adam Sellars
, in a match where Acorn flattered to deceive coach Scott Rhodes
will be looking for his charges to improve ahead of next week’s match at Rochdale Mayfield.