Step back for Park against Ackworth

King Cross Park 6

Ackworth 18

(Championship)

After last week’s encouraging performance from Park, this was a contrasting display put in by a very youthful side.

After a bright start by the home side it was 16 year old James Hanson that scored the first try of the game, finishing off a great break by Mathew Brown.

With the conversion being added by Lee Brook it was Park who looked to be getting on top early on and they should have extended their lead when good build up play by Kristian Seriota and the impressive Matty Ward just saw Brown squeezed over the touchline.

But that was just about as good as it got for the home side as slack defending saw them concede three tries in a very poor 15 minute spell to leave the half time score at 12-6 to Ackworth.

A strong start was needed from the home side after the break, but they conceded a try within the first set of six.

To Park’s credit they showed a lot of character for such a young side and started to take control of the game, but lacked ideas in the final third of the field.

Sixteen year olds Matty Ward, Josh Saltonstall and Hanson were definately the eye catchers, with captain Nathan Raynor, Seriota and the exprienced Brook showing up well.

Greetland All-Rounders A 20

Queensbury B 30

(Division Seven)

THE visitors started strongly and were 8-0 up after only 10 minutes play with two unconverted tries.

Greetland hit back and winger Andrew Sadler set up Andrew Wickings for a try converted by Ben Fleming.

Queensbury immediately replied with two quick tries, one of which was converted.

However, the All-Rounders had the last say in the first half when after good handling full back Wesley O’Neill linked up to cross for an unconverted try to go in 18-10 down at half time.

After the break, Greetland were early scorers when 16 year old Kieran Claughan crossed for a try.

But Greetland were rocked when Queensbury scored three tries in a 10 minute period, one of which was converted.

Greetland’s efforts were rewarded when O’Neill crossed for his second try, converted by Fleming.

There were some massive individual efforts for Queensbury, none more so than second rower Luke Barrett, who won the man of the match award again.

Try scorers were Kelvin Daulet, Tony Clarke, Rory Brooke and Luke Cooper.

There was also two touchdowns for recent signing, winger Steven Mason.