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Simmies and Maries win to set up an all Widnes final in the NWML
8:20am Monday 23rd September 2013 in Sport
HALTON SIMMS CROSS qualified for the Grand Final with a 36-26 win at HAYDOCK. Bren Kavanagh opened the scoring for the visitors, in the seventh minute, Sean McWhirter goaling.
Deon Cross replied, Dean Dollin with the extras but centre Kavanagh with his second touchdowns edged Halton back in front, McWhirter goaling. Dollin responded with a try on 21 minutes to make it 12-10.
Three touchdowns in seven minutes in the run up to the break effectively won the game for Simmies, Sean McDermott claimed two in quick succession and Matty Reid the other, McWhirter landing the conversions to all of them.
Danny Gee and Dave Frodsham hit back for Haydock by the 50th minute, Karl Dinsdale converting the latter. McWhirter landed a penalty just before the hour to extend the margin to 12 points, Danny Price then crashing over for Halton to secure victory.
Haydock posted the final points when Jordan Gibson went over, Dinsdale goaling.
The NWML Premier Division Grand Final between Halton Simms Cross and Widnes St Maries Vikings will take place on Saturday, 28th September at Hindley ARLFC with a 2.00pm kick off.
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