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West Bank season ends in victory
8:51am Monday 22nd October 2012 in Sport
Widnes West Bank 48 Heworth 10
WEST Bank’s last game of their inaugural National Conference League season was against a York side who had only managed a single league point all season.
Heworth showed great determination and spirit to stop West Bank going on the rampage and it took some skill from the Bears to open up the visitors defence.
It was nearly 15 minutes before the scoreboard started to move when Eddie McAdam finished off a thrilling move.
The always dangerous Paul Curphey set up the position for the next score when Ryan Bates forced his way over.
Adam Simm made ground all afternoon and it was his run that pushed the Heworth defence back for Evan Simons superb cut out pass to put Adam Middleton over in the corner.
Jones converted from the touchline courtesy of both posts.
McAdam notched his brace backing up a dynamic break from Peter Clarke. Jones converted to bring up a 24-0 lead but a superb try from John Laverack gave the visitors a lift with the last play of the half.
Any hope the visitors had of getting back inot the game were extinguished in the first set of the half when a Ryan Millington break was carried on by Jones who provided the final pass for Curphey to romp over untouched.
The next set saw fast hands move the ball to Jones who fended off his opposite number and sprint forward he passed inside to Jack White for him to chip ahead for Oliver Faye to dot down under the posts.
A Heworth attacking scrum saw the ball hit the ground for White to boot the ball forward, regather and run the ball in from half way.
Simm unluckily lost possession as he crossed the line for would have been a miraculous touchdown but he soon made amends by powering onto Millington’s delicate pass to score.
Heworth continued to play some strong rugby lead by their MoM, Michael Brown, and Steve Tait finished some enterprising approach play.
However the last word went to the Bank when Faye fed Jones to score in the last minute.
Man of the Match for the Bears was the impressive Jack White.
This coming week sees West Bank travel to Leeds to face Stanningley in the first qualifying round of the Carnegie Challenge Cup. Supporters are welcome with the coach leaving at 1145 but seats should be reserved in advance.