Hunslet RLFC travelled to Kingston Park for a tough encounter with Necastle Thunder this afternoon (29 April 2018) which saw the north east side secure their first home win of the season.
The first half was closely fought, but Newcastle pulled away in the second period scoring 12 unanswered points.
Photos: Paul Johnson, Phoenix Photography
Thunder opened the scoring on 10 minutes when Lewis Young finished a passing move. Tom Shaw converted. Hunslet hit straight back after a penalty gives them the ball 20m out from Newcastle’s line. Jack Lee crossed the whitewash, but Joe Sanderson couldn’t convert so the score stayed at 6-4.
Hunslet went ahead on 27 minutes through a try from Liam Mackay, Sanderson kicked the extra’s and Hunslet were ahead 6-10.
From the kick off Thunder forced a goal line drop out and their passing move finished with Joe Brown scoring. They couldn’t convert, but tied the scores at 10-10.
The final score of the half came on 28 minutes Vincent Rennie broke through the Hunslet line to score and Tom Shaw converted.
Half time score: Newcastle Thunder 16-10 Hunslet RLFC
Newcastle extended their lead with a penalty and then Hunslet old boy Mo Agoro scored for Thunder on the wing, with the conversion the lead was 24-10.
With ten minutes to go Tyler Craig scored the final try of the afternoon. The conversion was missed but Newcastle had the win.
Full time score: Newcastle Thunder 28-10 Hunslet RLFC
Next week Hunslet entertain York City Knights who went top of the table today after a record breaking 144-0 defeat of West Wales Raiders.
Hunslet RLFC: Jimmy Watson, David Foggin-Johnston, Thomas Ashton, Danny Grimshaw, Niall Walker, Joe Sanderson, Cain Southernwood, Joe Chandler, Jack Lee, Matt Nicholson, Josh Jordan-Roberts, Duane Straugheir, Liam Mackay. Subs: Daniel Halmshaw, Alex Bretherton, Michael Haley, Nyle Flynn.
Newcastle Thunder: Theerapol Ritson, Mo Agoro, Joe Brown, Tyler Craig, Ali Blair, Lewis Young, Tom Shaw, Liam McAvoy, Evan Simons, Jack Aldous, Sam Luckley, Rhys Clarke, Harry Aldous. Subs: Connor Fitsimons, Sam Blake, Vincent Rennie, Ben Callard.
Referee: L Staveley Attendance: 837