Marauders halt New Earswick All Blacks' march

First published in Sport

A LATE try denied New Earswick All Blacks ARLC victory at Moorends Thorne Marauders in the Pennine League championship.

The York side picked up a point from an 18-18 draw after the home side touched down for an unconverted try six minutes from time.

The All Blacks took the lead on 18 minutes when stand-off Tom Holmes kicked a penalty.

Returning winger Dave Findlay then powered over for an unconverted try to make it 6-0 at the break.

A minute into the second half, scrum-half Liam Gargan raced over after good work down the middle, and Holmes converted.

Moorends hit back to take the lead with three tries and a conversion, but All Blacks responded with a try from winger Adam Smith, with Holmes goaling.

The late try ensured a draw, which sees All Blacks remain fifth in the table.

Man of the match prop Greg Neill was well backed up by second row Reece Blake and full-back Louis Pool.

Selby Warriors moved up to second in division three with a 68-8 win at Wortley Dragons, while their ‘A’ team’s game was postponed.

Sherburn Bears were 30-10 winners at home to Wetherby Bulldogs.

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