Rossendale 30-7 Kirkby Lonsdale

Rossendale AWAY

Good conditions for this fixture but a bit of a downer for Kirkby
who started without Ben Walker who had damaged ankle ligaments in the win over
Billingham. He did finish that game but the condition had tightened up through
the week, Harry Huddleston coming off his wing to deputise in the nine shirt.

This result means each team had won their home game so it was
honours even in that respect although Rossendale had this one pretty much
wrapped up by half time. Tries from Phil Mills and Lewis Pattison, one
converted by stand off Lewis Allen who kicked a penalty, dropped a goal and
added a try of his own to make it 20 – 0 when the teams turned round.

In a more evenly contested second half it was one try apiece,
Rossendale adding to their score when Mills crossed again in the sixty fifth
minute. Allen again converting before Kirkby prop Dan Thompson scored to put
the visitors on the board, Mike Fearon converting to make the final score 30 –
7.

Kirkby had plenty of ball but coughed up too many errors on the
day and didn’t turn possession into points although the league position is
ultra secure with three games to go now. It’s Wirral at Underley Park next
Saturday and Kirkby will be looking to reverse the result in the away fixture
when they narrowly lost a game they should have won.

Team

1 Dan Thompson
2 Dan Armistead
3 Braden Schiller
4 Craig Galbraith
5 James Thompson
6 Will Brown
7 Josh Sheridan
8 Alex Rogers
9 Harry Huddleston
10 Mike Fearon
11 Cameron Dale
12 Dave Barton ( C )
13 Tom Pickthall
14 Scott Armstrong
15 Ryan Terry
16 Alex Briggs
17 Leandro Kwiczor
18 Stu Storey