Haigh leads Trojans win

THORNHILL’S defence proved too strong as they restricted Drighlington to just two points in their National Conference Division Three encounter.

It was the home side who took the lead from the boot of Michael Sanderson after 15 minutes.

The Trojans then took control, and on 24 minutes Richard Bostock beat several tacklers, but was held up over the line.

Just before the half-hour mark man of the match Luke Haigh powered over to put Thornhill for unconverted try.

A break by Joel Gibson then allowed the full-back to pass to Jordan Lowther, who beat several would-be tacklers to touch down. Gibson converted and put Thornhill 10-2 in front at the interval.

Drighlington made a determined start to the second half but Thornhill looked the more dangerous outfit with the ball in hand. The break through didn’t come until Bostock powered over from close range to put the visitors 12 points in front.

As the clock ran down Liam Morley attempted a drop goal, which drifted wide. With seconds remaining, Mindaugas Bendikas went over to score in the corner for an unconverted try, confirming Thornhill’s 18-2 victory.

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