Old hands are no match as Warriors are beaten

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Kellingley Welfare 50 Whitehall Warriors 6

A lack of commitment left the Warriors travelling to Kellingley in Division Four of the Pennine League with a weakened side which included a 57 year old and a 59 year old.

Whitehall booted the ball out on the full straight from the kick off and were punished for their mistake as Kellingley scored with their first touch of the ball.

Joe Fee and Mark Bolger worked hard to rectify the damage but couldn’t hold Kellingley’s star duo Davy Hoctom and Chris Ainley.

A charge down from a Whitehall kick and Kellingley raced in once again.

The extra input from the returning summer conference players was a massive boost to Kellingley and Chris Ainley was untouchable as he dummied his way over.

At 20-0 down at half time, Whitehall had a mountain to climb and in the absence of player coach Richard Casanove, captain Alex Scargill attempted to lift his troops.

The Warriors, led by Scargill, had their best spell of the match with every team member upping their game.

A chip over the top by David Spivey was caught by big Jamie Holroyd and Whitehall were on the scoreboard.

Holding their own for 20 minutes, the Warriors never saw the blitz coming.

Ainley was the demolition man, creating or scoring 30 unanswered points.