Crocs find Hills too steep to conquer

OLD Crossleyans became the latest team to feel the force of North One East leaders Wheatley Hills as they suffered a 46-11 defeat.

Hills have swept all before them so far, and in beating Crocs extended their unbeaten run to seven matches where they have dropped just one bonus point having scored four tries in six of those games.

They have a massive pack, who can also play rugby, led by No 8 Gareth Burns who scored three tries on Saturday, as well as the vast experience of veteran scrum half Dave Scully to call on.

Despite playing well in stages Crocs had to bow to superior opposition, although they will feel they were far from disgraced in defeat.

They took the game to Hills in the first half with the backs handling well and threatening the home line. However, they only had two penalties from Gareth Sweeney and Leigh Thomas to show for their efforts with Hills opening up a 13-6 advantage.

Hills went up a few gears after the break. They controlled the game and denied Crocs possession while demonstrating why they are top of the table.

Crocs refused to give in and the backs fashioned a fine try when fast hands across the Hills 22 saw full back Thomas cut through but he was unable to convert.

But that was as good as it got as Hills stretched away despite Crocs putting their bodies on the line in an effort to prevent a heavier defeat.