Sat 30
1st Team
34
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18
League
Halton Farnworth Hornets
K Glover, L Holland (2), A Lawton, D Wilson (2), J Penney
Tries
J Morris, D Jones (2)
Conversions
Bank do enough in torrid conditions

Bank do enough in torrid conditions

By Paul Farrell
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Without reaching top gear West Bank secured the two points against local rivals, The Hornets.


With a rock hard pitch and sweltering conditions both teams did well to produce some excellent play but it was the Bears overwhelming firepower that saw the home team triumph.

Following the recent 40 point win and with West Bank fielding a very strong team another dominant performance was expected.

Almost from the start the Bank pressed hard and a towering up and under from Dave Jones was regathered by Jack Murphy who put Karl Glover over.

A powerful break by Luke Willings and a superb pass out of the tackle put Lee Holland over in the corner. At the 10 minute mark the game looked to be heading for a landslide of points but the Bears failed to press home their superiority and a determination not to concede by the visitors meant it was almost half time before West Bank added to their account.

Another spilled up and under from Jones saw James Butler and Shaun McDermott make ground and a quick play the ball allowed Adam Lawton to saunter through the remains of the defence. Jamie Morris' conversion left the Bank 14-0 up at the break.

The second half started promisingly when Jones broke down the left before finding the supporting Ste McDermott. His superb ball put Daz Wilson in under the sticks. Jones converted.

Within minutes superb passing directly from a scrum saw Wilson provide the final ball for Holland to again cross in the corner.

Jack Penney put the game to bed when he regathered a bounding ball to score from 50 meters. Jones converted.

With the conditions taking their toll the Bears defence lost it's bite and the Hornets finished the game with three well taken trys of their own with a superb 60 meter try from Wilson being the West Bank reply.

The West Bank Man of the Match was Ste McDermott.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 30, Jun 2018

Kickoff

14:30
Ste McDermott

Player of the match

Ste McDermott