Trojans extend unbeaten run

Trojans extend unbeaten run

THORNHILL TROJANS eased to a 70-6 win at home to Worth Village to go top of the 11-a-side Winter Pennine League.

The Trojans crossed for five tries in the opening 12 minutes to set them on their way to a third straight victory.

Jordan Truelove was responsible for three of the touchdowns and will go down in the club’s record books for scoring one of the fastest-ever hat-tricks.

Truelove scored his first try inside the game’s opening minute when he went on a direct run to the line. Sam Ratcliffe converted to commence a remarkable kicking sequence for him during the game.

Man-of-the-match James Craven bagged his side’s second try of the game after some quick feat close to the Village’s whitewash.

Sam Ratcliffe stepped up and added the conversion.

Further tries came via Truelove and Sam Ratcliffe, who converted both, as the Trojans showed no let up.

In one of the best attacking displays of the year Thornhill continued their assault with Truelove’s third of the match.

Sam Ratcliffe added the extras to give the hosts a commanding 30-0 lead.

The Trojans, who looked to have already sealed the win with over three quarters of the game still to go, took their foot of the gas in the run up to half-time, but the Overthorpe Park side still found it in them to add further tries courtesy of Chris Mitchell and Liam Morley.

Sam Ratcliffe was successful with both conversions.

With the game already wrapped up Thornhill were slow out of the blocks in the second half and conceded their first try.

Worth Village’s Quinton Sneyd was the man with the touchdown and Jay Barres added the conversion.

But Thornhill bounced back strongly through Mike Smith who found a gap to score an unconverted try.

Substitute George Stott also bagged himself a try to extend the hosts’ lead.

Sam Ratcliffe converted.

Wayne Wilson and winger Chris Mitchell soon added to Thornhill’s points total with Sam Ratcliffe once again converting both four-pointers.

And in the closing stages Wilson went over for his second try of the game and Sam Ratcliffe’s subsequent conversion rounded off the scoring.

The Trojans now turn their attention to tomorrow’s (Sat, 2pm) away clash with Brighouse, where the Overthorpe Park side will be hoping to extend their 100 per cent record in the league and remain at the top of the table.

• In other news the Trojans are hosting their end-of-season presentation evening tonight (Friday, 8pm) at Overthorpe Park Sports Club.

Guests are encouraged to dress smartly and with a touch of maroon.

Food is being served through the night and the band Tons of Anarchy will be performing.

A special souvenir brochure has also been produced for the evening.

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