York defeat Shaw Cross, but Sharks sign former Super League forward

York defeat Shaw Cross, but Sharks sign former Super League forward

SAM OTTEWELL got two tries for Shaw Cross but it wasn’t enough as they were heavily beaten 52-26 at York Acorn. 

Ryan Gallacher and Lewis Lord both scored braces for the home side, as their side went on to to score 10 tries in the game.

Acorn had a comfortable 28-8 lead at half-time thanks to further tries from Josh Thompson, Joe Budd and Jordan Myers.

The Sharks started the second half the strongest, Luke Hudson and James Davies crossing the line, and Danny Flowers converted both tries to get them within two scores of their hosts.

Five consecutive tries from York ensured there would be no comeback. Man of the match Tim Stubbs crashed over on 51 minutes before Lord completed his double.

Tom Hill and Adam Endersby were next over for the home side before Gallacher claimed his second and the team’s 10th try of the day.

SHAW CROSS SHARKS have signed former Wakefield Wildcats and Salford Red Devils prop Ben Gledhill.

The forward started his rugby career at Shaw Cross, coming through the junior ranks before going on to play for Castleford.

He represented Wakefield 17 times in 2010-11, before making 14 appearances for Salford.

Gledhill will be back playing rugby league for the first time in three years after switching over to union and is the brother of Sharks winger Jack Gledhill – something that helped him rejoin the Leeds Road club.

“When I was younger I used to love playing with my brother and to have the chance now he’s becoming a key part of the squad is very special for me,” he said.

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