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Sharlston Rovers A

56-8

Whitehall Warriors

HT
(26-8)
Tries : Ian Goodfellow, Paul Cooper, Tom Wandless x2, Russ Barlow, Ashley Kavanagh x2, Chris Shaw, James Heath, Phil Hill
Goals : Dale Potter, Tom Wandless 7
  • Pennine Division 3
  • Saturday 15th November 2008
  • Ref : Martyn Crouch

10 Try supershow raises Rovers A league position

Sharlston Rovers A .. 56
Whitehall Warriors .. 8


Rovers followed up last week’s impressive performance with an outstanding ten try display against under strength but game old rivals Whitehall.

Rovers started strongly and were off the mark as early as the 4th minute when Goodfellow crashed over out wide.
Whitehall hit back with a levelling score after Rovers turned over the ball near the line. Good cover defence from Shaw and Cooper prevented another score but the visitors took the lead with a good try on 20 minutes after a period of stalemate between the 2 sides.

Rovers then hit a purple patch where everything seemed to go right and Cooper levelled the scores supporting Wandless’s good break. Wandless then scored his own try and converted to give Rovers the lead.

Strong defence from Pajor and Whitehouse kept the visitors penned back in their own half and Prop Barlow was next on the score sheet with a strong run from 10 yards out following Golec’s good break from dummy half, Wandless again converting.
Rovers were well in control by now and Kavanagh scored an excellent self created score from deep within his own half right on half time with Wandless converting to give them a 26 v 8 interval lead.

The 2nd half started well for Rovers with youngster Shaw scoring a classic wingers try and Wandless tagging over from wide out. Next to score was Wandless who again showed his class and pace to leave the defenders grasping at thin air for a self-converted try.

This was quickly turning into a rout and the visitors had no answer to the pace and guile of the Rovers youngsters. Kavanagh is fast becoming a try scoring legend at Rovers and his next score again from deep within his own half showed all his pace and skill beating several would be defenders on his way to the line.

Heath scored next with a trademark elusive run to the line with Wandless maintaining his 100% conversion record for the day with his 7th attempt. Hill completed the try scoring for the day with a wonderful effort after good exchange work with Haigh, Potter was successful with the last conversion attempt from under the posts.

Whitehall are not the side they once were and deserve credit for the way they kept going but are looking at a long hard remainder of the season on this display.

Best for Rovers in an excellent team display were Wandless, Hill, Shaw and Kavanagh with Haigh taking the David Palmer travel sponsored man of the match award.

Rovers will be looking to continue this good effort next week when they take a break from league action and travel to West Leeds in the Andrew Bennett memorial trophy 1st round.

Players meet at 12-00 at the clubhouse.