Leon Ford propels York Lokomotive to fifth win of campaign

Leon Ford propels York Lokomotive to fifth win of campaign

Leon Ford propels York Lokomotive to fifth win of campaign

First published in Sport

YORK Lokomotive made it five wins from six Yorkshire Men’s League Group Two fixtures with a hard earned 38-28 victory over a robust Stanley Rangers outfit.

The York side started brightly with two unconverted tries in the first ten minutes from centre Danny Lee and hooker Ricky James, only for Stanley to hit back with a six-pointer.

More visitors’ pressure resulted in centre Leon Ford powering his way over, with stand-off Diddy Bellwood converting.

That stung the hosts into action with one unconverted and two converted tries before the break making the half-time score 20-14 to Rangers.

The second half belonged to Lokos as they used the slope to their advantage, with tries coming at regular intervals from Matt Turner, Tom Gargan and Ford, who secured a spectacular second half hat-trick.

His fourth try saw him leave a stream of would-be tacklers in his wake on a 60-metre run to the line. Bellwood added two more conversions. Rangers managed a couple of unconverted consolation tries, but the Lokos ran out deserved winners.

Man of the match was Ford, well supported by Liam Watling, Tyler Dawson and Christopher Corr.

A young Lokos side will take on an RAF team at New Lane tomorrow, kick off 6.45pm.

York Acorn ‘A’ won 20-18 at Siddal ‘A’ in the premier division, while Selby Warriors went down 34-18 at Rossington Hornets in entry division 3A.

Zennon Horrox, Stephen Gudgeon and Rob Braithwaite were the Selby try scorers, while Braithwaite also booted three goals.

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