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Crane Lifts Hull To Victory At Tynedale

Hull won again on the road against a competitive Tynedale side with a late try from substitute scrum-half Sam Crane which was converted by Simon Humberstone.

The early exchanges saw Hull in the ascendancy and an early penalty from Humberstone gave Hull the lead 3-0. Hull maintained the upper hand for much of the first half and a period of constant pressure and some fine off loads saw Hull’s back row forward Will Hall go in for a fine try after 21 minutes which Humberstone converted to see Hull lead 10-0.

Tynedale then started to put together some more cohesive phases and a decisive break saw the home side’s full-back Ross Cooke go in at the corner for an unconverted try after 35 minutes to go in at half time trailing 10-5.

The second half saw Tynedale make good use of the wind and establish favourable field positions. Hull were lacking discipline and although Tynedale did not make the best use of some attacking positions, they kicked two penalties in the 51st and 58th minutes  through full back Ross Cooke to see them lead 11-10 with 10 minutes to play.

Hull then gathered themselves and kept possession through the phases to see a clean break followed up by replacement Crane to score a try half way out after 73 minutes. Humberstone’s conversion gave the visitors a six-point lead meaning Tynedale needed to score a converted try to win. Hull’s resolve held firm in a tense eight minutes of added time and they climbed to fourth in the National 2 North table by winning their third successive game.

Report by Richard Gore

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