Methley no test for unbeaten Thornhill

THORNHILL TROJANS continued their unbeaten start to the 11-a-side Winter Pennine League with a 56-18 away win over Methley Royals.

Wayne Wilson Marked his return to Thornhill’s first team with a try inside two minutes. Mark Hodgson converted.

Thornhill continued to test Methley at every opportunity and the visitors soon extended their lead when Hodgson powered his way over for an unconverted try.

But the Trojans lost concentration at several points throughout the game to allow Methley back into the contest.

The hosts scored their first try thanks to Jarred Wilson who powered his way over the whitewash. Lee Starbuck converted.

And with their tails up Methley continued their fightback. Jason Tate was quickest to react on a kick into the in-goal area to bag himself a try.

Starbuck added the conversion and Methley were trailing by just two points.

But towards the end of the first half the Trojans reasserted their authority on the game.

James Craven ran 60 metres before touching down for a try which Hodgson converted before turning creator.

His chip into the in-goal area was chased down by Scott Lee for a try. Hodgson once again was successful with the conversion.

Lee used his pace to score a second converted try before the break and give his side what looked like a unassailable lead.

After the restart Methley were the first team to score thanks to a try from Starbuck, who also added the extras.

But the Trojans responded well and cruised to a comfortable victory.

Lee broke clear to score another long range try and complete his hat-trick, man of the match Luke Carter completed a flowing move with a four-pointer and Liam Green added to the Trojans dominant lead with an impressive try of his own late on.

But Green’s try came at a cost as Carter suffered what is thought to be a broken ankle in the build-up.

Hodgson was successful with all three conversions.

The victory moves Thornhill level on points with league-leaders Lock Lane who have played a game more.

The Trojans could go top if they beat Worth Village tomorrow (Sat, 2pm) at Overthorpe Park.

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