Moor can’t ride the Storm

Dewsbury Moor travelled north to Gateshead Storm on Saturday with several players missing for the division three fixture, eventually going down 26-14.

In spite of this it was Moor who scored first with Jordan Foster going over after just four minutes.

Gateshead replied quickly though with two tries of their own. Winger Martin Scott scored the first on 12 minutes, with prop and man of the match Iain Murray crossing the whitewash shortly after.

The conversion from Adam Houston meant that Moor trailed 12-4 at the interval.

It was Gateshead who started the second half the strongest, with a penalty from Houston to increase the home side’s lead to 14-4.

Moor shook themselves off and started to play more freely, with George Croisdale showing strength and speed to score a fine try that was complimented by a Jacob Flathers conversion.

Moor continued to press and had numerous claims for touchdowns turned down by the referee.

The frustration within the Moor ranks was evident, and Gateshead took advantage of the situation by going up the other end to score, stretching their lead to 20-10.

However the game was far from over and some great team handling from Adie Moore, Bartley O’Brian, Foster and Cameron Bruce led to Flathers touching down.

The attempted conversion narrowly missed and Gateshead ran in another late converted try to take the spoils 26-14.

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