Blackbrook Rugby

Blackbrook 44 Widnes Tigers 16

Saturday 11 May 2019

Brook came back from an early deficit to leapfrog their Widnes rivals into 2nd place in The NWML Division One.
The Tigers raced into an early lead with two unconverted tries from Jack Salter and Tom Duggan however Brook responded when Ian Honey sent Craig Lyon over with Aaron Hewitt striking a conversion from wide out.
The home side took the lead mid-way through the half Josh Potter broke clear down the left he was halted close to line as he tried to keep the alive it was knocked forward by a Tigers defender and from the resulting attacking scrum Danny Fairhurst sent Aaron Hewitt over to score by the goal posts leaving himself with an easy conversion.
Ten minutes later Brook were in again this time it was busy Forward Lee Dyas that broke clear the ball was fed out to Jordan McManus who beat two would be tacklers to score a well taken try in the corner.
Brook finished the half when Bobby Williams broke away from inside his own half, he found veteran Hooker Ian Honey in support who raced away from halfway to score under the posts with Hewitt adding the extras.
Following an explosive start to the 2nd Half which saw Brook down to 12 men Ant Walker calmed any thoughts of a Tigers comeback with a bulldozing run to score beneath the posts with Aaron Hewitt again adding the extra two.
Ten minutes later Brook extended their advantage the ball was obscurely shuffled across to Scott Lyon who stayed focused to score in the corner.
On the hour mark Ben Karalius fashioned a try for Shaun Gledhill to cut Brooks lead however the home side soon responded when Lee Dyas forced his way over with Arron Hewitt again converting.
With only minutes remaining the Karalius/Gledhill combination worked again for the visitors.
It was Brook however that finished the game in style Josh Potter leapt brilliantly to take the ball from the restart to set up another barnstorming try for Ant Walker with Callum Welsby who had an excellent game in his return adding the extras.
Ian Honey was selected as The Heatrek Man of the Match with Bobby Williams taking The Tisdalls Players Man of the Match accolade.