Trojans' winning run ends after close encounter

THORNHILL TROJANS remain unbeaten in National Conference League Division Two but their 100 per cent win record has gone after they were held to an 18-18 draw against Stanley Rangers.

Rangers were on top in the first half and deserved their 12-6 lead at the change of ends, despite Mindaugas Bendikas putting the away side in front early on.

Jack Sheperd then scored a 10th-minute try which was goaled by man of the match Danny Grice and two minutes before half-time Stanley went ahead through Joel Marsh, Grice was again successful with the conversion.

It remained a six-point game until just before the hour mark when Liam Green hit back with a Trojans try and Bates landed the conversion.

Neal Ackroyd restored Stanley’s lead four minutes later but a Joss Ratcliffe try 15 minutes from the end set up a grandstand finish.

The draw doesn’t do either side massive favours but the Trojans remain just a point off the pace at the top of Division Two.

They will face their toughest test yet this season when they play host to league leaders Leigh East tomorrow (Saturday, 2.30pm).

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