Half-century joy as Heworth ARLC romp home against Woolston Rovers

Josh Poulter

Josh Poulter

Updated in Sport

HEWORTH ARLC boosted their chances of avoiding re-election in National Conference League division three with a superb 50-6 victory at sixth-placed Woolston Rovers.

The Villagers led 22-0 at the break and were totally dominant throughout, posting nine unanswered tries with the Warrington outfit's only response coming seven minutes from the final whistle.

Heworth were ahead after five minutes with debutant second rower Steve Scott, who was a constant threat throughout, bursting through the home defence to set up stand-off Danny Allan. His kick to the corner was touched down by centre Adam Withington.

Allan added the conversion.

On 17 minutes, another Scott break sent winger Fraser West on a long run down the left and substitute Josh Poulter was in support to cross for an unconverted try.

Three minutes later, Poulter burrowed his way over from acting half close to the line and Allan tagged on the extras for a 16-0 lead.

After 37 minutes, some slick handling led to substitute winger Tom Aitken going over in the corner for another Allan goaled effort.

Any hopes of a home comeback were extinguished after five minutes of the second period when Heworth hooker David Hayes put loose forward Jonny Payne through a gap to touch down close to the posts. Allan converted.

Heworth were now totally in control and went on to register four further tries from Allan, scrum-half Ross Varley and a brace by Withington to complete his hat-trick, with three more Allan goals bringing up the half-century.

Woolston's only points came after 73 minutes with a try by second rower Stevan Stevanovic, converted by stand-off Gavin Bishop.

Allan, Scott, Withington and David Hayes stood out for the Villagers in an outstanding team performance.

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