Home humbling for Heworth ARLC
Updated 12:09pm Monday 28th April 2014 in Rugby League
HEWORTH ARLC suffered a second successive heavy home defeat as they crashed 50-20 against Woolston Rovers in National Conference League division three.
The Villagers trailed 24-4 at the break and, while they showed some encouraging signs in attack, it was their suspect defence which proved their downfall yet again.
Woolston opened their account after only five minutes when star scrum-half Lewis Stockton went over for the first of his four tries and stand-off Gavin Bishop added the conversion.
Heworth responded eight minutes later with full-back Christian Pollock crossing in the corner for an unconverted score.
The remainder of the half belonged to the visitors, who registered touchdowns for wingman Christian Taylor, hooker Scott Whiteley and Stockton, all of which Bishop goaled.
Heworth hit back after five minutes of the second period through debutant centre Matthew Harding, but Rovers loose forward Chris Mellor went over after 49 minutes, followed by centre Ryan Price-Jones 12 minutes later.
Bishop again converted both efforts to make it 36-8.
Stockton completed his hat-trick and full-back James Rosson added another try before Pollock touched down for Heworth after a weaving run from 40 metres, stand-off Danny Allan adding the extras.
Man of the match Stockton closed the visitors' account with his fourth try, which Mellor converted.
On the final whistle, Villagers winger Chris Taylor crossed after some slick handling and Allan kicked the conversion, but it was scant consolation for another disappointing defensive display.
Loose forward Jonny Payne was Heworth's man of the match, with Pollock and Harding also prominent.
Meanwhile, York Acorn picked up a much needed 38-22 win at Dewsbury Celtic in division one.
Centre Ryan Gallacher was the star of the show with a well taken hat-trick of tries in a match Acorn controlled after a close first half.
The other Blue and Golds scorers were Joe Budd, Gareth Singleton, Nick Speck and Joe Porter, with Antony Chilton slotting over four conversions and Andy Gargan one.
The man of the match award went to Speck, but Gallacher, Harry Bromwich and Daryl North all had excellent games.
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