Trojans find extra gear

THORNHILL TROJANS continued their strong start to the National Conference League Division Two campaign with a dominant 44-14 win over Stanningley at Overthorpe Park.

After an even first half the Trojans dominated the second period to run away with this game as they build-up nicely for this weekend’s BARLA National Cup Final at Featherstone.

It was Stanningley’s fourth defeat in a row to leave them second bottom of the table while the hosts’ victory puts them third in the standings.

George Woodcock set the Trojans on their way with a first-minute try, adding another just before half-time.

George Stott then added to the home side’s lead with a try shortly before the hour mark.

Jack Brown and Callum Smithson, who added one goal, scored the visitors’ tries with one for Will Hickson in the second half.

Thornhill added six second-half tries, as Woodcock completed his hat-trick and Sam Ratcliffe landed three goals.

James Crane, Liam Green, Danny Ratcliffe, Sam Ratcliffe and Jake Wilson scored the other tries as Thornhill cruised to victory.

Next up in Division Two for Thornhill is a trip to face Bradford Dudley Hill in just over a week’s time, but first the Overthorpe Park outfit will contest the final of the BARLA National Cup against Myton Warriors tomorrow (Saturday, 2.00pm), where they aim to cause one last cup upset.

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