Warriors spread the ball for stunning win

WARRIORS began with some early big hits from Mark Bolger and Andrew Johnson which kept thevisitorss on the back foot.

Paul Stead, at No 7, set his intentions with wide distribution of the ball.

Alex Scargill sent his wingman James Spivey, through with a powerful timely run and Stead kicked the conversion from the touchline.

He took the ball from the restart, evaded several tackles and sent Rhys Brown on a long range runs to score under the sticks, giving him an easier conversion.

Stead created space for himself once Steve Helliwell and props, Dan Kelly and Dan Golding-Smith, had got him field position to dance through and touch down. Another conversion put Warriors 18 - 0 ahead.

A quick play the ball by acting halfback, Lee Nellist, caught out the defence and he dived over.

Stead missed the conversion. Young halfback Handscomb was on hand to show his speed to race in by the posts and Stead’s conversion made it 28 - 0.

Andy Gorey then dodged through to score and convert and bring the half time score to 28 - 6.

On the restart wingman Pete Davis, finished off for a deserved try. Gorey kicked the extras.

Davis then created a try for Jennings, but Whitehall struck back and Scargill released Spivey who got in at the corner.

Big prop John Byron could not be held and he managed to slip the ball in the tackle to Jennings who converted his try.

More desperate tackling from Sagar, Ryan Brooks and Mark Airey kept the rampaging Hollinwood outl.

Handscomb picked up a loose ball for the final try and, with Stead’s conversion, a stunning victory.