Lancashire 12 Yorkshire 22

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Lancashire 12 Yorkshire 22

Post by Lanie on Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:35 pm

This was the final score from the opening County matches this season.

Siddal player Lee Gudor was awarded Man of the match for Yorkshire

Yorkshire now look forward to entertaining Cumbria in the deciding game.

Score came courtesy of Spen Allison who attended the match at Ince Rose Bridge
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Re: Lancashire 12 Yorkshire 22

Post by Hammer 13 on Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:27 am

(courtesy of wakefieldarl.co.uk)

Tykes make winning start

Lancashire .. 12 (0)

Yorkshire .. 22 (Cool

Three Counties Championship



At Ince Rose Bridge, Wigan

Yorkshire opened the the Championships strongly, with a hard earned two points over the Red Rose county at a rain hit Wigan in a cracking game to start the series.

The game was preceeded by a sombre moment, with a minutes silence as a mark of respect for Leon Walker, which was superbly observed by all those present.

The Tykes struck with an early try when Oulton speedster Chris Walker, scorched along the whitewash to squeeze in at the corner.

On seventeen minutes, Walker struck again. Getting on the end of a Lee Gudor inspired move on the last tackle, the lanky winger beat the defence for his second.

Both conversions proved too much for Ashey James, but Yorkshire were good value for their 8-0 lead.

Lancashire responded and were helped upfield by penalties but the Tykes' defence was not giving.

However, the introduction of Gary Phillips after half an hour certainly gave the hosts more shape to their game, as the BARLA Great Britain hooker bossed and pulled his team around the field.

But there was no way through for Lancashire and, despite Phillips being held up over the line a couple of times, the teams changed ends with Yorkshire leading 8-0.

Seven minutes into the second period, Lancashire struck gold. Inevitably it was the irrepressible Phillips who made the breakthrough, to put his side back in the hunt at 8-4.

Ten minutes later the sides were level with Phillips this time providing the chance for Jamie Dallimore. After making thirty yards from a quick tap, Phillips kicked and gathered then slipped the Ball for the supporting Dallimore to finish.

On the hour James steadied the rocking Yorkshire boat when he hit a penalty.

But Lancashire took the lead for the first time six minutes later, when a ball steal set the Red Rose up, for David Cookson to gallop over putting Lancashire 12-10 to the better.

Following the restart, Gudor took a more direct route to the Lancashire try line when he hit a huge 40-20 kick deep into Red Rose territory. From the resultant set, Sean Emblem burst onto a Lee Waterman ball for the Tykes to regain the lead.

James' second success with the boot put Yorkshire 16-12 in the lead, setting up a nail biting finale.

As the clock ticked it looked increasingly like the Tykes would take the spoils and the last action of the game really proved decisive, with James crossing for Yorkshire's fourth try. James imroved his own try to settle matters at 22-12 in favour of the White Rose.

Following the game, Lancashire's Roy Sharples congratulated both sides on their efforts and announced that the watching BARLA Great Britain selectors had drafted two of the Lancashire side, Jamie Dallimore and Sean Foster into the BARLA South Pacific squad.

Winning Tykes manager Roger Fagge said, "Tonight's game poured a huge bucket of water over the detractors of the Three Counties Championships. There was a great show tonight which really could have gone either way but I'm really pleased with our win."

Gamebreaker:

Yorkshire were forced in their own half and looked under pressure following Cookson's try that put them in front for the first time in the game. Yorkshires Lee Gudor utilised the kick that they should have used more with the wind at their backs and kicked an important 40-20 . From that set Sean Emblem burst onto Waterman’s pass and went through to put the Tykes back in control.

Gamestars:

*** Lancashire's Gary Phillips came on from the bench and with his speed at the ruck put Yorkshire on the back foot continuously.

**** Yorkshire's Lee Gudor man of the match performance impressed with his kicking game and his team direction around the park. Made the decisive 40-20 which set up the match winner for the Tykes.

Lancashire:
1 Steve Simm (Wigan St Pats)
2 Andy Groves (Leigh East)
3 David Cookson (Oldham St Annes)
4 Jon Walker (Leigh East)
5 Lee Forsyth (Oldham St Annes)
6 Leon Brennan (Leigh Miners)
7 Jamie Dallimore (Wigan St Cuthberts)
8 Gareth Shepherd (West Bowling)
9 Steve McDermott (Halton Simms Cross)
10 Dean Balmer (Leigh Miners)
11 Iwan Brown (Halton Simms Cross)
12 Tony Suffolk (Wigan St Pats)
13 Sean Foster (Wigan St Cuthberts)
14 Nick Braide (Bank Quay Bulls)
15 Lee Swain (Halton Simms Cross)
16 Gary Phillips (Wigan St Pats)
17 David Sweeney (Oldham St Annes)

Yorkshire:
1 Lee Waterman (Skirlaugh)
2 Leigh Reintoul (York Acorn)
3 Ashley James (Myton)
4 Samuel Radford (West Hull)
5 Chris Walker (Oulton)
6 Andy Kay (Ideal Isberg)
7 Lee Gudor (Siddal)
8 Aaron Bradley (Hull Dockers)
9 Steve Illingworth (West Bowling)
10 Trevor Penrose (Skirlaugh)
11 Sean Emblem (Sharlston)
12 Ashley Johannessen (East Hulll)
13 Tom Hill (York Acorn)
14 Aaron Fewlass (Myton)
15 Lee Fewlass (Myton)
16 Luke Varley (Castleford Panthers)
17 Brett Waller (Skirlaugh)

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