Back to back wins fuel Heworth ARLC revival

Back to back wins fuel Heworth ARLC revival

Back to back wins fuel Heworth ARLC revival

First published in Sport

EVER-IMPROVING Heworth ARLC recorded their second successive National Conference League division three victory by disposing of Wigan outfit Hindley 26-14 at Elm Park Way.

The youthful Villagers side were never behind on the scoreboard and the margin of victory could have been much wider, with the hosts having three seemingly good tries chalked off.

Heworth opened the scoring after three minutes with young hooker David Hayes going over for an unconverted try direct from acting half, despite the attention of three defenders.

On 17 minutes, stand-off Danny Allan, who was again inspirational in both attack and defence, crossed after a runaround move with second rower Steve Scott.

Hindley hit back five minutes later with stand-off Chris Scarborough taking advantage of an overlap to touch down wide out.

Heworth went further ahead after 28 minutes when Allan sliced through for a try he also goaled after a superb dummy wrongfooted the Hindley defence.

Three minutes from half-time, substitute forward Connor Page forced his way over the line, but was unable to ground the ball.

Heworth began the second half strongly and on 46 minutes centre George Wilkinson touched down after an astute Allan kick, but a touch judge ruled him offside.

Four minutes later, Scott scored the try of the match after bursting through on the halfway line, leaving a trail of defenders in his wake for Allan to add the conversion.

After home prop Mark Hayes was denied by a touch judge, Hindley rallied and on 59 minutes substitute Joe Maybury drove over from close range and Scarborough added the extras.

Three minutes later it was game on when visiting wingman Danny Gaskell raced in at the corner for an unconverted score to reduce the deficit to 20-14.

After a scrappy period of play, Heworth thought they had clinched victory when Wilkinson ran onto an Allan pass to score but was again denied as the referee awarded a penalty to the home side instead.

The deciding score came six minutes from time with loose forward Jack Smith showing his power to brush off four defenders and crash over under the posts for Allan to convert.

Allan took the man of the match award for the Villagers, with strong support from Mark Hayes, full-back Christian Pollock and forwards Scott, Smith and Page.

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