Elland suffer disappointing home defeat

Elland put in another flat and disappointing performance to go down 27-0 against an East Leeds side that they beat convincingly at home.

Elland could not make any head way against a determined East Leeds side and kept turning the ball over in difficult conditions and spent the first 30 minutes of the contest camped in their own half repelling the visitors attacks.

Having completed several back to back defensive sets the Elland line was breached on 33 minutes when the burly right winger crashed over in the corner much to the dismay of the home players who believed he was forced in touch in the process of scoring. The conversion was added for a 0-6 lead.

East Leeds completed their first half tally with a drop goal on the stroke of half time to take bring the half to a close with the score at 0-7.

Things did not improve for the home side in the second half as they kept turning over possession and putting unnecessary on themselves and too much defending took its toll.

First the away full back returned a kick on the last with interest from deep to evade the kick chase and dash down the touch line for a 70 metre try and dives over in the corner to make the score 0-11.

They were over again after a the hooker spotted a gap at the play the ball and forced his way over for a converted try to make the score 0-17.

The game was made safe by the visitors when the away stand off intercepted a stray pass on half way to race over under the sticks for a converted try to make the score to 0-23.

Elland toiled but could not break down tough resolute defence from the visitors and the left hand away winger sealed the nail in the coffin on 79 minutes when backing up a half break to score the final try to make it 0-27.

Jack Fairbank, Ben Bottomley, Dave Webb and man of the match Phil Taylor tried their hardest to inspire their team.