Blackpool Stanley 52 Bolton Mets

Date 06/04/2019
League Open Age 2019

Blackpool Stanley turned on the style with a nine try demolition of Bolton playing some great attacking rugby with some hard hitting defence well led by the returning Danny Soroka adding much needed power to the pack.

The first try was a real team score passing from one side of the pitch to the other with Tony Hickes crashing over for a try converted by Reiss Yorke. Hamilton Jones who was causing all kinds of problems for the away side burst through the line off loading to Josh McAllister to score a converted try and the same two players combined for another score with Jones being the provider for McAllister to get his second try.

Dave Mackinnon was the next to get on the score sheet after quick play the balls led to him skipping through for a converted try. Hayden Heilbronn  then threw out a defence splitting pass to Jordan Hindley who powered over from half way for a converted try. Stanley finished off the half with another good team try as Adam Clayton was put through for a converted try under the posts and a 36-0 lead at the break.

After the break Stanleys defence was tested more but held firm and from this Bolton dropped the ball under the sticks with Andy Lee being alert to pick up the ball and plunge over for a converted try. Stanley were constantly on the attack but the final ball was letting them down as over eagerness was setting in. Then McAllister put in Heilbronn for a try with a great pass before the team put the best passing move of the game throwing the ball from left to right for Ken Yui to dive over in the corner converted superbly from the sideline by Yorke.

Stanley now move on to an away game at Clock Face A of St Helens  looking to carry on winning full of confidence.