Moor produce sparkling display to secure second straight victory

Dewsbury Moor secured a second successive win in National Conference Division Three, overwhelming St Helens visitors Clock Face Miners to secure a 56-4 victory last Saturday.

Wednesday, 15th March 2017, 9:28 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:41 am
Dewsbury Moor's 19-year-old prop forward Connor Gavaghan forces his way over to score against Clock Face Miners.
Dewsbury Moor's 19-year-old prop forward Connor Gavaghan forces his way over to score against Clock Face Miners.

Moor have now racked up 98 points and conceded just four from their opening two games as they set the early pace.

The early exchanges suggested both teams were evenly matched with strong determined defence.

Moor broke the deadlock when George Croisdale received the ball deep in his own half but burst through the Clock Face defence and raced 40 metres before rounding the full-back with ease to score with Flathers converting.

Both teams settled and competed set for set in an entertaining and fierce opening half hour with Moor having plenty of possession and field position as they put Clock Face under severe pressure.

Substitute prop, 19-year-old Connor Gavaghan, crashed over from a set play close to the Clock Face try line and Flathers converted as Moor led 12-0 after 31 minutes.

The pressure on the Clock Face defence finally took its toll as Moor added two further tries in the space of eight minutes as Bradley Samme and Jordan Foster crossed, one of which was converted by Flathers as Moor led 22-0 at half-time.

Moor began the second half playing some scintillating rugby which resulted in long distance tries as the ball was passed quickly along the attacking line.

Tries came at regular intervals with Aiden Ineson, Jordan Foster, James Eatherley, Archie Bruce, George Croisdale and Dom Hale all adding to the tally.

Flathers converted all five tries as Moor passed the half century and built a 56-0 lead with five minutes remaining.

Much to Moor’s disappointment, their defence was breached for the first time this season when Clock Face kicked from a scrum and won the foot race to grab a consolation try.

Man-of-the-match went to Aiden Ineson with Toby Richardson taking the players player of the game, while big contributions again coming from the front row of Samme, Delaney and Boddy.

Moor head coach Allan Samme was delighted at his side’s performance, saying: “It is a dream start. We have prepared really well in the off season and the mood in the camp is good. Saturday was great to watch and felt after three years of building we finally are showing signs of the complete team and we played some of the best rugby I have seen in a long time.

“We won’t get complacent as this a tough league with three new teams entering, three relegated from Division Two and Elland having dropped down two divisions.”