Last Saturday our side made the long journey to Cheshire to take on Lymm, a side we have a good record against on their Crouchley Lane ground and we maintained our good form against them with a resounding 56-10 victory. The bonus point was secured after twenty-five minutes and we scored eight tries in the course of the game. The scorers were Steve Hihetah with two, Harvey Harding, Tom Rice, Tom O’Donnell, Cameron Curry, Joe Stafford and Mike Adlard. Simon Humberstone gave an immaculate performance with the boot by converting all eight of them, including four from wide out.
Elsewhere in the division second-placed Billingham won a high-scoring game at home to Kirkby Lonsdale by 48-26; Blaydon had a good 36-10 home win over Ilkley and Rossendale beat visitors Kendal by 24-5. Another high-scoring game at Sandal saw the home side post a 50-24 win over Vale of Lune and finally Wirral entertained Wilmslow and entertained their supporters with a comprehensive 52-5 victory.
The outcome of these matches sees Hull and Billingham remain first and second on 44 points while Blaydon move back to third on 34 points, ahead of Sandal by scoring difference only. In the nether regions only Vale of Lune managed to get s losing bonus point and remain bottom on 8 points behind Wilmslow also on 8 and Kendal on 9, still 9 adrift of Lymm who are on 18 points.
Today’s fixtures produce some very interesting clashes with the game we are to watch this afternoon possibly the pick of the bunch. Alnwick will no doubt fancy their chances at home to fourth-placed Sandal while the game at Ilkley v Lymm sees tenth play eleventh with Ilkley on a four game losing run while Lymm only have a 38-38 draw v Vale of Lune in their last four outings.
Kendal v Wirral sees twelfth play ninth and the greatly improving Kirkby Lonsdale will see their home game against Rossendale as one they could win. Vale of Lune v Billingham and Wilmslow v Blaydon must surely result in two away wins for the second and third placed sides.