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Myton miss out thanks to Thatto’s fine showing
12:21pm Thursday 25th October 2012 in Sport
Thatto Heath Crusaders 40 Myton Warriors 14
THATTO Heath ended the regular season in fourth spot with a confident win against National Conference League leaders Myton Warriors.
Heath’s victory denied Myton the minor premiership, leaving them third in a nail-biting final day to the season in which four teams were in the reckoning for top spot.
Myton opted to take a penalty kick early in the game but missed to leave Thatto to open the scoring when McClurg burst through to score between the sticks, leaving Shaun Quinn an easy conversion.
Adam Cropper made a good break down the right wing and was unlucky not to score himself but from the next scrum the ball was worked left to put Daz Woods in the corner with Quinn adding the extras for the second of seven conversions.
Half way through the first period Myton scored in the left corner but Thatto replied quickly as Woods put Quinn under the sticks.
Myton rallied from that point though and scored a lucky try as the kick from the restart rebounded off the posts for them to regather and score.
A penalty against Heath saw Myton continue to apply pressure and another try saw them bring the score back to 18-14 to Thatto at the break.
Thatto scored early in the second half when a well-placed chip over from Stott found Andy Lea to score.
The next 20 minutes were an arm wrestle but Thatto came out on top as they kept the score ticking with two penalty goals.
The game was properly put to bed in the last five minutes as Heath scored twice.
Quinn sent Woods flying down the wing and he put Dave Hull in, and then a great break from McClurg put Quinn in for his second.
Heath now face Leigh Miners in a quarter-final play-off on Saturday.
Kick-off is 2:30pm and it is sure to be a great game with everything to play for.