Crocs unable to hang on to lead

Jack Hammond deputised at stand off
Jack Hammond deputised at stand off

Old Crossleyans bowed out of the Yorkshire Cup yesterday, beaten 24-9 away to a Bradford and Bingley side from a higher division.

The Broomfield men were lacking some key players but performed creditably on the second team pitch at Wagon Lane.

Jack Hammond again deputised at stand off whuile two of his brothers were involved, Ryan at No 8 and George on the bench.

Crocs had the benefit of a strong wind in the first half and built a 9-0 lead through full-back Josh Dean, who gave them the lead with a monster penalty of eight minutes and added further kicks on 17 and 29 minutes.

However, Bees centre Ben Greaves scored tries just before and just after half-time and Nick Gore added the conversions to put Bees 14-9 ahead.

Incessant pressure led to open side flanker Dan Cookson powering over following a maul on the 22. Gore was unable to add the goal.

Crocs were unable to take advantage of the home side temporarily being reduced to 14 men and forward Josh Davies scored Bees’ final try on 61 minutes following a big drive from a scrum.