Oldham u18’s 22 – 8 Hunslet Hawks

Date published: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

THE under-18s of Oldham RL Club’s Extended Scholarship squad won 22-8 at Hunslet Hawks in the second of their six games over the course of the 2012 season.

They trailed 8-4 at half-time, but dominated the second half to finish worthy winners with a man-of-the-match performance from second-row forward Nick Ryan, who also plays for Oldham St Anne’s.

The Roughyeds youngsters scored five tries by centre Richard Ward, hooker Liam Sargent, prop and captain Jordan Morris, utility back Josh Hulme and full-back Ben Kenwright, while Craig Lawton kicked one goal.

Said coach Phil Costin: “We were nervy early on, but once we settled down we played with a lot of structure, did the basics really well, and bossed the collision. By the time we got to the last 20 minutes it was one-way traffic.”

Having lost at York in their first game, they play on home soil for the first time this year when they entertain Halifax at Whitebank a week on Saturday, June 9, kicking off at 2.30pm.