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Weather the winner as Luctonians and Hull draw 3-3

A hard fought game ended in a 3-3 draw between two sides looking for a win to move up the table.
Hull found Luctonians a hard nut to crack as the Midlanders were able to keep the ball for long periods in a scoreless first half.
An early break by Hull’s right winger Mike Adlard looked to be opening up the visitors defence as early as the third minute but the break was snuffed out by good cover defending.
Luctonians then had much the better of the next 15 minutes with their driving maul making good ground.
Hull fought their way back into the game but were unable to find a way through a determined defence with winger Keane Naylor coming closest to scoring after a 55 yard break after 30 minutes.
Hull had been under pressure for much of the half but had their good defence to thanks for being level at half-time 0-0.
The second half saw Hull struggling to get any field position in Luctonians ’22’ and a half memorable for defensive hard work saw just a penalty apiece the reward for a lot of hard work.
Both sides lacked inspiration but it was Luctonians who had the edge at the breakdown and were able to spend a lot of time in Hull’s half.
They mounted a series of attacks but despite having the edge at the scrummage they never really looked like scoring a try.
Hull were having to rely on long range attacks and frequently lost control when the ball was turned over far too often for comfort.
Scum half Harvey Harding worked tirelessly to drive his side forward but penalties in the 63rd and 65th minutes for Luctonians off-half Ollie Allsopp and Hull’s Simon Humberstone meant that honours ended even in a very low scoring game.

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