Montgomery treble secures third place

Heath 53

Bradford Salem 15

DAVe Montgomery crossed for three tries in what is likely to be his final apperarance before moving to Scotland as Heath secured third place in Yorkshire One and condemned Bradford Salem to relegation.

Montgomery was playing No 8 for the first time and made his presence felt with a fine hat-trick of tries in a comfortable win.

The Bradford side contributed to a fine flowing game helped in no small part to an excellent refereeing display from young Yorkshire Central whistler Richard Downing.

Salem went ahead through an early Cope try after just five minutes but Heath hit back with interest, Jarrod Morris crossing twice and Si Morris also touching down, Matt Hallett converting all three to open up a decent lead.

Then it was Montgomery’s turn to cross as the home side roared to a commanding 29-5 advantage at the break.

Salem knew they had to battle if they were to get anything out of the game and they kept the ball well in the forwards forcing Heath to tackle strongly.

The visitors put the first points of the second half on the board with a converted Fisher try before Matt Booth added a penalty to make it 29-15 in favour of the home side.

Heath were soon back on track with Hallett kicking a penalty before Montgomery went in for his second score with Hallett again obliging with the conversion.

Martin Moana then showed he still possesses plenty of pace as he embarked on a fine run which brought him a spectacular try, Hallett’s conversion pushing the score out to 46-15.

Fittingly, it was left to Montgomery to have the final say as he went over for his third score to cap a fine individual and overall team performance.