Report | Stanley Rangers 38-20 Sheffield Hawks

3rd May 2017, 12:30

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Report | Stanley Rangers 38-20 Sheffield Hawks

A great game between two committed under 13s sides.

Stanley Rangers continued there good form with a convincing win over Sheffield Hawks 38-20.

Stanley could be forgiven for a slow start - it was their third game in a week - and this proved the case Sheffield scored early on.

A big forward pack and the Stanley slope proving the key for 6-0 lead.

Stanley worked their way up the field well with Forwards Hopkinson, Halford and a solid 60 metre run by Joseph Hudson set Stanley up for a impressive Joel Kay to get over Rowley adding the extras, a tough battle in the middle of the field started to form Sheffield getting the upper hand with a big forward pack and an impressive number 6 doing the damage.

A powerful run and try under the posts converted by the Hawks stand off gave Sheffield a 12-6 lead.

Stanley again where put under real pressure on there own goal line 2 repeat sets the Rangers boys kept out the Hawks, led by Harnetty, Hopkinson, Hampshire and Lewis Pemberton showing great determination to stop Sheffield extending there lead.

Stanley then levelled after some good forward work put Hopkinson over for another converted try, 12-12.

Stanley face table-topping Emley Moor next week

Sheffield Hawks showed heart in defeat

With 5 minutes to go Sheffield got over for another unconverted try, 12-16 with a matter of minutes till the break.

Stanley worked their way in to a good position with some slick handling from Bayliss, Harnetty and the ever-improving Dylan Roberts got a quick-thinking Harnetty over in the corner, Kian Rowley converted from the touchline for an 18-16 lead at the break.

Stanley's gameplan started to show as hooker Bayliss and the Stanley wingers Wilkinson, Blick and elusive second row Lewis Pemberton doing some real damage.

Rangers got into a good position to get Kian Rowley over for a try, again kicking the conversion for 24-16.

Stanley then worked into a good position with solid carries from Hudson and impact sub Alfie Miller making loads of metres.

Harnetty's quick thinking got him over for his second try again Rowley converting, 30-16.

Stanley were now in full control - another storming 20-metre run from Miller powered his way over for a well-deserved try, Rowley missing the conversion, late in the game and a brilliant pick up from Hopkinson hitting the line hard breaking through and showing great pace to get over out wide for a unconverted try, 38-16.

Rangers where really enjoying themselves now but some expansive play caused a knock on in the wn half Sheffield managed to get over out wide the conversion missed at the ref's whistle sounded.

A good win 38-20 giving Stanley some confidence for their next match - a trip to top of the league Emley Moor.

Impressive work from Owen Hopkinson saw him pick up the Man of the Match award.