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Your News Satisfactory performance from Winlaton 2XV

Ryton arrived at Axwell View with a very young side sprinkled with some older more experienced heads and a very close game was anticipated.

The weather was wonderful for rugby with bright sunshine, although a stiff breeze meant that the ball needed to be kept in hand. The home side kicked off going up the hill and against the breeze and the early exchanges were very competitive with the younger Ryton pack very quick about the park but the older more experienced Vulcans more often than not were able to use their enthusiasm against them to draw penalties and gain some useful field advantage.

Ryton opened the scoring after some sustained pressure in Winlatons 22 resulted in a penalty kick which was converted by the Fly half to give a 0-3 lead. This was the last time they scored, Winlatonís superiority in the set piece was all to evident and Ryton really struggled to gain any decent possession with which to feed a very quick and impressive back line.

Winlaton levelled the scores after 20 mins when a penalty was awarded for an infringement at the breakdown which was converted by Ian Fleming, 3-3. No 7 Barry Morns was having a field day in the loose with numerous runs gaining big yardage, the young Ryton forwards always there to make the tackle but all to often they fell off which meant they were always on the back foot. One such burst created a chance for captain Kevin Scott who picked from the back of the ruck close in to barge over for the score which was converted to make the score at half time 10-3.

With Winlaton having the elements and the hill in the second half the game plan was simple and Ryton always looked dangerous on the break but invariably had too far to travel to make a score. Winlaton made hard work of the half due to indiscipline and too much backchat to the Referee who sin binned fly half Paul Burr for staring to aggressively at the opposition hooker after he had given him a good shoeing.

Regardless, the Absolute domination up front was taking its toll and apart from one scare when a last ditch tackle was made by Fleming to stop the winger scoring in the corner, Ryton never threatened.

Winlaton added a further try by Chris Wilcox and a penalty from Fleming but the patience of the referee had finally snapped and he was very strict on the home side which meant that any possession and chances were stopped by the many penalties awarded against them.

All in all it was a satisfactory performance against a side that normally beats the Winlaton second string.

MOM - Barry Morns

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