Taylor spearheads Elland romp

Philip Taylor
Philip Taylor

Elland showed their ruthless streak as they ran in 10 tries to overwhelm Oldham St Annes 58-8 in their National Conference Division Two clash.

Philip Taylor helped himself to a personal haul of 22 points from a try and nine goals as Karl Fairbank’s side flexed their title muscles in style.

The game was all but over as a contest by half-time after Elland opened up a commanding 30-0 lead.

They continued to boss the game, adding a further 28 points to their tally in the second period while Oldham only had tries from Dominic Bryan and Josh Denbeigh to show for their efforts.

Winger Joseph Nicholson flew in for three tries with Jake McCarthy, Joe Worthington, Chris Dyson, Thomas Hall, Ben Hinsley and Jack Fairbank joining the procession.

Ovenden were involved in a high-scoring encounter with Stanley Rangers before sealing the points with a 44-40 success

Gareth English’s men held the advantage at the break after opening up a 26-10 lead. However, Rangers would not lie down which led to a tense finish.

Mark Brady took the scoring honours for Ovenden with one try and six goals while Luke O’Mara, Arran Varley, Martin Mullen, Sean Dyson, player-coach English, Chris Geoghegan and Joss Bentley also crossed.

Rangers were best served by Paul Hughes, who crossed for three tries, and Daniel Grice who also touched down and added four goals.

Conference Premier Division leaders Siddal were unable to strenghten their hand as they suffered a disappointing 28-6 home defeat by Wath Brow Hornets.

Gareth Greenwood’s weakened side were 14-6 down at half-time and never recovered as the visitors added a further 14 points to secure the points.

Daniel Wiiliams crossed with Gareth Blackburn adding the goal during the first half.

But that was as good as it got for Siddal with Francis King scoring two tries and kicking two goals for the visitors who also had Luke Davidson, Richard Huby and Greg Dawson over the whitewash.