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York Acorn ARLC unbeaten start ended at Egremont
9:48am Monday 7th May 2012 in Rugby League
YORK Acorn ARLC crashed to their first defeat of the National Conference League division one season, going down 40-22 at Egremont.
The home side started strongly and opened the scoring on two minutes when prop Kevin Brown crossed after Acorn failed to deal with a high kick. Stand-off John-Paul Brocklebank goaled.
Acorn hit back two minutes later when a superb Leigh Rientoul off-load saw Michael Embleton race in for a good try. Anthony Chilton goaled to level the scores. Slack Acorn defence on 24 minutes allowed prop Mally Catton to barge over and again Brocklebank goaled.
The visitors replied on 33 minutes when a Rientoul kick was regathered by Aaron Thompson and he went over under the posts. Rientoul’s goal made it 12-12.
On the stroke of half-time Brocklebank off-loaded for hooker Daniel Telford to score.
In the second half, Acorn got back on terms when Rientoul galloped 60 yards after a superb Matt Withers pass.
Rientoul goaled to draw level.
Egremont regained the lead on 50 minutes when Telford went over for his second try. Brocklebank goaled.
On 56 minutes, Clayton Sutton scored wide out and then full-back Rhys Davies sidestepped over on 65 minutes. Brocklebank goaled both.
Steve Mackley crossed in the corner for a consolation on 71 minutes, but the Cumbrians completed the scoring when Telford rounded off his hat-trick.
Matt Withers was outstanding, with Joe Budd and Aaron Thompson both having good games.
Meanwhile, Heworth’s search for a win goes on after a thumping 84-6 reverse at Dewsbury Celtic in division two.
Heworth and York Acorn will lock horns in the preliminary round of the York and District Cup at Elm Park Way on Wednesday, kick off 7pm.
Meanwhile, Heworth are organising a big reunion for Friday ostensibly to mark 90 years since the club were formed.
A large gathering is expected, with all past and present players invited from not only the Villagers but also the old but now defunct Imperial and Southlands clubs.
All are welcome, though the club ask that anyone who is set to attend first notify organiser Matty Morris, the Heworth club president, by phoning him on 01904 627502.
The club are hoping to reunite the inaugural National Conference League-winning side of 1986/87, as well as the Yorkshire Cup-winning side of 1997.
Twenty-five players played in that league-winning side under coach Colin Forsyth and it is hoped all but Jimmy West, who passed away, will be there.
The event will take place at the Elm Park Way clubhouse, from about 7.30pm.