First-half blitz ensures Hull victory at Moorend

First-half blitz ensures Hull victory at Moorend

HULL became the latest team to overcome Cleckheaton RUFC in League Three North this season with a solid 24-15 win.

Hull fielded their strongest line-up of the season, but despite that Cleckheaton took the lead through Ronan Evans with a penalty.

But Hull responded strongly and, by utilising both backs and forwards, worked their way up field before the visitors’ sizeable South African lock, Stuart Nell, crashed over from close range.

George Fossey converted before showing his own agility with a neat try to extend his side’s advantage.

Fossey injured himself in the process of scoring the try, allowing Tomasi Tanumi the opportunity to demonstrate his impressive kicking ability.

Things soon got worse for the hosts when Nell intercepted a lose pass and went in for his second touchdown. Tanumi added the extras to give his side a 21-3 lead at the break.

In the second period the game was much closer but Hull did notch up another penalty from Tanumi to take the game further away from the Moorenders.

However in the last 10 minutes the hosts upped their game, crossing thanks to Richard Piper. Evans added the extras.

From the restart and with just a couple of minutes left on the clock Neil Chivers dummied his way to the line for a fine try.

Sadly it was too little too late for Cleckheaton, but the Moorenders do have a chance to bounce back when they travel to face a resurgent Firwood Waterloo tomorrow (Sat, 2.15pm).

The west coast side have won their last two games and occupy 12th spot, just one place below Cleckheaton in the standings.

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