Rishworthian Sharks produced one of their best performances of the season with a good work out against a good Sheffield side in preparation for their Yorkshire Cup semi final next Sunday.
Sharks had the perfect start with an early try. Louis Whitley took the ball from a ruck and drove through the Sheffield pack making 20 yards before he was hauled down, and after a couple of drives the ball went through the backs and Ted Grogan slipped a timely pass to winger Kian Cade to finish off a great team try.
The next try was scored by Sharks other winger Adil Haider . From Sharks own 22 the backs broke out and fed Haider who hit the after burners and show Sheffield's defence a clean pair of heels sprinting 50 yards to score. The forwards were next to score with a driving maul pushing the bigger Sheffield forwards back and Seb Fahey peeling off the back of the maul to score. Sammy Hopkinson adding the conversion.
Just before half time Haider added his second try after the backs made good yards upfield with slick passing from both centres to create space for Haider to finish off the move.
Sheffield came out in fired up in the second half and using their bigger forwards drove upfield to power over for a well worked try. Sharks came back and quickly restored normal service through another fine display of forward play with quick recycling of ball which exposed an opening in the Sheffield defence for Fahey to spot and power over to score. Sam Mindham added the conversion.
Sharks continued camp in Sheffield's half and drive on to their try line where Mindham took the ball from a ruck to scamper over for a poachers try. Kyle Bottomley added the conversion.
Fahey added his second try when Ben Freeman broke away from a maul and charged for the line. He was half tackled but able to give a pop pass to the supporting Fahey who sped away from the cover defence to score. Mindham added the conversion.
With only a few minutes left winger Cade collected his second try. Again good work by the forwards created the platform for the ball to speed down the back with some slick passing for the winger to take the ball at speed and with a lovely side step wrong footed his marker to score wide out.
Tries: Seb Fahey 3, K Cade 2, A Haidedr 2, S Mindham
Conversions: Mindham 2, Bottomley, Hopkinson
|1. K Bottomley C||2. M Wragg||3. L Whiteley|
|6. S Hopkinson C||7. B Freeman|
|4. S Bolton||5. L Shillito|
|8. S Fahey T3|
|9. F Mackenzie|
|10. S MindhamT C2|
|12. T Grogan|
|13. J Baker|
|11. K Cade T2||14. A Haider T2|
|15. A Horsfield|
|G Casson||D Hopley||D Parry||E Grogan|
Rishworthians v Doncaster Slideshow.
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