Roughyeds Rerseves 16 – 10 Halifax

Date published: Friday, June 8, 2012

SONS of former Watersheddings stars figured on both sides of the scoresheet as Roughyeds reserves returned to winning ways with a 16-10 triumph over Halifax at Whitebank last night.

Winger Greg Worrall, whose father Mick played for Oldham and Great Britain, celebrated his 21st birthday the previous day by scoring the first of the home side’s three tries when touching down a teasing kick by half-back Tommy Connick.

Loose-forward Callum Casey, son of Leo, the ex-Oldham and Ireland international, replied with Halifax’s first try early in the second half.

Full-back Benji Lloyd, who gave an eye-catching performance at full-back, scored Oldham’s second try, a cracker, after an exciting break through the middle by centre Ben Hinsley.

Halifax trailed 12-0 at half-time, but Casey’s try, followed by another from prop Connor Wood, goaled by Gareth Hynes, pulled them back to 12-10.

Roughyeds clinched their win near the end when Lloyd joined into the attack and provided winger Kyle Fisher with the scoring pass.

Oldham’s Hinsley and his opposite number Ben Benn were both sin-binned near the end for fighting.

Forwards Jamie Acton, Danny Moran and Bruce Johnson showed up well for the home side.

Coach Paul Ashton, delighted to see his side respond positively to their heavy defeat at Featherstone, said: “We were much stronger in the forwards and that made all the difference — a massive difference.”

Team: Lloyd; Fisher, Hinsley, Nield, Worrall; Connick, Noon; Joy, Hughes, Johnson, Cunningham, Langtree, Moran. Subs: Acton, Thomas, Mansfield.