Rugby league: Terriers fade after strong beginning

Boothtown Terriers 16 Dudley Hill A 48 (Division Two)

After a long lay off due to the weather Boothtown held their own in the first half but fell apart in the last 10 minutes to go down to a heavy defeat.

Hill took the lead with a fortunate try after a Graham Charlesworth kick ricocheted into the grateful hands or a Hill player who raced away to score.

Terriers levelled when Darren Williams jiggled and wriggled his way over the line to make it 4-4.

Hill increased the lead with another try before Charlesworth made a trysaving tackle but was then sin binned for holding down.

Hill took advantage of the extra man to score their third try and lead 16-4.

Boothtown fought back and scored again when captain Dale Brown stole a try from close range and Paul Rawson's conversion made it 10-16 at half time.

The second half was a tight affair with only one Hill try in the first 30 minutes before the floodgates opened as Boothtown ran out of steam and only had a consolation score from Ben Mallas to show for their efforts.