Crosfields 10 Widnes West Bank 52

With most tipsters anticipating a comfortable win for the soapmen, West Bank’s comprehensively dominating performance was a delight to watch.

The home side started ominously well with the Bears having to defend stoutly to keep them at bay. However as soon as West Bank began to make ground the points began to flow.

Strong running from Ryan Bates put Crosfields on the back foot for Evan Simons to take advantage of a retreating defence to dummy his way over from 20 metres.

Terry Cowan crossed in the corner having received a nice pass from Shaun Attwood. Cowan returned the favour drawing in his opposite number to feed Attwood to score.

Fast hands put Simons through a gap and his chip to the line was pounced on by Ste Mellor. Greg Pichilingi closed the first half scoring with a solo run from 30 metres to bring up a 30-6 half time score.

West Bank’s second half performance was every bit as dominant and the scoring was restarted when Tommy Arrowsmith picked out a great line run from Stuart Harland.

Cowan crossed for his second before Peter Clarke surged onto a tap penalty to scatter the goal line defence. Pichilingi’s sniping run found Dave Jones who dummied over to round off a MoM performance that included 7 successful conversion attempts from 8. Mellor too notched a two pointer.

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