Trojans prepare for play-off semi-final

THORNHILL TROJANS face a trip to Blackbrook in the National Conference League Division Two play-offs following a convincing 54-6 away win over already-relegated Stanningley.

The home side trailed 18-0 at the break having let in tries from Mindaugas Bendikas (two) and one each for Joss Ratcliffe and George Woodcock, who added one goal.

Three tries in a 12-minute spell early in the second half took the the visitors into an unassailable 36-0 lead. Scott Lee, George Stott and Danny Ratcliffe all crossed and Jake Wilson landed three goals.

Stanningley did break down the Trojans defence on 63 minutes, Sean Cooper making it over and Niall Murphy adding the extras.

But the Trojans finished strongly with Danny Ratcliffe, Ben Kendall and a hat-trick try for Bendikas wrapping things up. The latter also added one goal while Wilson managed two successful kicks.

As a result Thornhill finished the regular season in fourth, securing a play-off semi-final away at Blackbrook tomorrow (Sat Oct 1) as their Overthorpe Park side’s quest for back-to-back promotions continues.

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