Promotion-chasers Thornhill in touch with league leaders

THORNHILL Trojans haven’t given up hope of back-to-back promotions in the National Conference League following a solid 36-16 triumph over Bradford Dudley Hill in Division Two.

Ben Kendall took the man of the match award for the Trojans,  leading from the front and helping himself to a second-half try.

Thornhill led 10-6 at the break with a brace of tries from Danny Ratcliffe and one goal from Sam Ratcliffe.

Hill replied with a Danny Samuels try and Simon Sewell goal.

Samuels, Neil Wall and Elliott Cousins were all sin-binned for dissent with Anthony Huby going for a professional foul.

Samuels added an early second-half try with one from Liam Naven plus a Sewell conversion, but the Trojans capitalised on Hill’s lack of numbers - George Stott, George Woodcock, with two, and Sam Ratcliffe went in while the kicker added two more goals.

Seventh-placed Thornhill are now just two points behind second-placed Askam in what is proving to be an unpredictable campaign in Division Two.

The Trojans travel to Wigan St Judes tomorrow (Sat Aug 20, 2.30pm).

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