Rovers back on track with Old Boys win
Hunslet Old Boys .. 0
Sharlston Rovers .. 18
Pennine Premier – Saturday 20th April
After the slip up the week before at Thornhill the league was blown wide open making the Hunslet Old Boys trip even more of a must win fixture.
Sharlston’s defence throughout was the key to the victory with Rovers physically dominating their opposition with the nil at the side of Old Boys name being the most rewarding aspect of the victory. After last week’s poor defensive effort this Old Boys game will galvanise the Sharlston side as they prepare for the most import 3 weeks of the season.
Gareth Davies got the Sharlston on the board latching onto an interception pass and racing up the incline. Ian Jackson kept the board ticking over with the conversion and then later a penalty goal in a highly entertaining first half.
Rovers sealed the memorable win two further tries from Chris Aiton who had a great game from hooker and Tom Wandless had the last say backing up a Davies break from halfway. Hunslet Old Boys frustrated with not being able to penetrate Rovers line had 2 players dismissed one during the 2nd half for use of the elbow and 1 after the final whistle for referee abuse, both will be looking at a ban and with Sharlston still to welcome Old Boys in the last game of the season may benefit Rovers.
The win goes someway in repairing the damage done from last weeks shock defeat especially taking the points from Old Boys who are still in the running. Sharlston Queens and Hunslet Old Boys are all tied on 22 league points with Rovers still 2 games in hand on both, Drighlington and Slaithwaite sit just a point behind making this Wednesdays game at Drighlington even more important.
Next Saturday Sharlston host Queensbury in their 2nd to last home fixture of the season, kick off 2.30pm.
20’ TRY #3 Gareth Davies GOAL #5 Ian Jackson0-6
35’ PEN GOAL #5 Ian Jackson 0-8
50’ TRY #9 Chris Aiton GOAL #5 Ian Jackson 0-14
75’ TRY #7 Tom Wandless 0-18
Wed 24th April – Away vs Drighlington (Pennine League) 7pm
Sat 27th April – Home vs Queensbury (Pennine League) 2.30pm
Mon 6th May – Pennine Cup Final vs Drighlington @ Batley Bulldogs 3.30pm
Sat 11th May – Away v Nevison Leap (BARLA National Cup Semi) 2.30pm
Weds 15th May – Wakefield Presidents Cup Sharlston Rovers v Westgate Wolves @ Belle Vue, Wakefield 7.30pm
Saturday 18th May – Away vs Queens (Pennine League) 2.30pm
Saturday 25th May – Home vs Hunslet Old Boys (Pennine League) 2.30pm
Sat 15th June – BARLA National Cup Final @ Fylde RUFC , Blackpool