Sharks score first but beaten by Ince

Sharks score first but beaten by Ince

DESPITE scoring first, Shaw Cross were defeated by top-of-the-table Ince Rose Bridge, with the home side scoring eight tries to see off the Sharks 44-28.

Danny Flowers opened the scoring, as he dummied his way through the line and converted his own score to give the Sharks an early lead.

But this was to be short-lived as the home side piled on the pressure and scored four tries before half-time.

Bridge’s tries came from Jamie Malone, Martin Packingham, Rob Valentine and man of the match Jack Morrison.

Valentine landed three of the four conversions to give his side a 22-6 lead going into half time.

The second half started with Sharks under a lot of pressure, as Ince Rose scored two tries in the space of six minutes. Valentine added the extras for both of the scores to extend their lead to 34-6.

The Sharks didn’t give up and constantly pressed the Bridge line but were gaining no rewards for their efforts.

The stint of possession eventually paid off for Shaw Cross as Casey Johnson powered over, with Flowers kicking the conversion.

Shaw Cross were enjoying a mini-revival as Tom Rogers broke the home side’s line and touched down in the corner. Johnson converted from the touchline to give the Sharks a glimmer of hope.

This hope however was dashed as Malone got his second, closely followed by Valentine scoring another converted try.

The Sharks didn’t go out without a fight as forward Ben Gledhill crossed the line after some good work by Jordan Anderson and Ben Spaven.

Ross Roebuck had the final say for the Sharks but it was too little too late as Ince Rose held on to win 44-28.

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