Hunslet Hawks gained two more valuable points in the Kingstone League 1 as they beat Gloucestershire All Golds 12-26 at the Prince of Wales ground today (22 May 2016).
Hunslet opened the scoring on 12 mins through Ayden Faal after an opening dominated by the defences. Danny Ansell missed the conversion.
On 20 minutes Josh Allison scored for the All Golds and Matt Bradley kicked them briefly into the lead at 4-6.
Ayden Faal scored again on 29 minutes, capitalising on a great pass to go over in the corner. George Flanagan kicked the goal to put Hunslet back ahead.
George Flanagan scored and converts his own try following a Gloucestershire knock on and the teams went in at half time: Gloucester All Golds 6-16 Hunslet Hawks
The Hawks exerted sustained pressure at the start of the second half and were rewarded when a kick through was pounced on by Michael Haley for his first try of the season after 47 minutes. George Flanagan missed the kick in front of the posts.
Shortly afterwards George Flanagan and Steve Parry (the All Golds’ captain) were sent off after a brawl.
After the restart Gloucester went down the field and Chris Barlow scored in the corner. Matt Bradley completes the conversion from the touchline. 12-20.
After that the second half was dominated by defence and mistakes until Jack Lee went over after 75 minutes. Danny Ansell kicksed the extras, extending Hunslet’s lead to 12-26.
Lamont Bryan scored for the home team just before the hooter and Bradley converted again. But it was only a consolation.
Full time score: Gloucestershire All Golds 18-26 Hunslet Hawks
Hunslet Hawks: Jimmy Watson, James Duckworth, Ayden Faal, Mufara Mvududu, Richie Barnett, Danny Thomas, Danny Ansell, Michael Haley, Jack Lee, Matt Carbutt, Danny Williams, Jake Normington, Liam Mackay . Subs: Geothe Flanagan, Craig Robinson, Lee Mapals, Lewis Reed.
Gloucestershire All Golds: Brendan Newton, Chris Barlow, Josh Allison, Lewis Reece, Phil Cowburn, James Rowland, Matt Bradley, Morgan Evans, Steve Parry (c), Harrison Elliott, Lamont Bryan, Joe McClean, Emmerson Whittel. Subs: Almer Tagayuna, Zac McComb, Charles Nies, Ollie Purslow.