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Leeds Carnegie put Gala to the sword at York's Clifton Park
7:40am Monday 21st October 2013 in Sport
CLIFTON Park witnessed a try fest as Leeds Carnegie stormed to one of the biggest wins in their history in beating Gala 86-8 in the British & Irish Cup.
There were six first-half tries as York RUFC staged an on-the-road Carnegie fixture for the second year in succession, and the ‘hosts’ built on their 40-8 interval advantage with eight touch downs in the second period.
Scottish side Gala took the lead with a penalty, but then Leeds took over with tries by second rower Nathan Hannay and centre Fred Burdon.
Number eight Ryan Burrows crossed from a scrum and then centre Pete Lucock’s score secured the try bonus point on 23 minutes before Gala claimed a try.
Scrum-half Craig Hampson and full-back Steve McColl got on the scoresheet before the break and the second half started with two quick tries by winger David Doherty.
Flanker James Doyle and winger Robbie Martey got in on the act and second rower Matt Smith powered over before Doherty and McColl completed their hat-tricks.
Fly-half Glyn Hughes kicked eight conversions.
The game attracted a crowd of 1,037.
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