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Brook get off to a winning start: Hindley 4 Blackbrook 20
7:33pm Sunday 3rd March 2013 in Sport
Brook survived an early scare to come from behind to collect their first two points in The Hattons Solicitors National Conference League 2013 Season.
The home side playing their first ever National League Game made a flying start to game as they looked to give their large crowd plenty of encouragement for the season ahead.
Following a huge 40/20 the home side soon had Brooks defence stretched defending their try line and a long pass out wide to Darren Picton produced a well worked unconverted try in the corner for the Hindley Wingman.
The opening exchanges belonged to the home side however the early pressure Brook gradually worked them back into the game. A superbly angled run from Neil Babbs took play into the Hindley half for the first time the chance was lost however the run lifted Brook.
Mid way through the first half Hindley failed to handle a towering Lee Marsh bomb they ball back into the hands of Craig Lyon he put in a delicate chip to the right hand side were Stephen Parkinson out jumped two defenders to take the ball and race away under the posts for Brooks opening try with Marsh adding the conversion.
The visitors were taking control and were unlucky not add their second try on the half hour mark following a repeat set Greg Hale was tackled a yard short and moments later Danny Fairhurst appeared to have the ball stolen as he surged for the line.
Five minutes later Brook did cross for their second try quick hands from Marsh and Mark Webster sent Stephen Parkinson away down the right wing he evaded the cover and the touch line before turning the ball inside to Neil Babbs who scored by the posts with Marsh again converting.
Two tries the opening Fifteen minutes of the second period saw Brook home and knock the wind out the home teams sails.
Following a penalty Lee Marsh and debutant Josh Donoghue made the hard yards towards the Hindley line and with the defence stretched Brook sent the ball out wide to the left were Skipper Greg Hale released his arms from the tackle to plant the ball down over the line for an unconverted try.
Within Five minutes Brook scored again this time it was Ian Honey that made the initial break before the attack found Greg Hale again who this time fed Winger Kyle Smith who stretched over to score in the corner.
Ian Honey started were he left off from last season by taking The Tisdalls Man of the Match just ahead of Lee Marsh whilst Tommy Cunningham picked up The N.L. Van Truck and Car Hire Players Man of the Match ahead of Sean Richardson.
Brook are in Tetley’s Challenge Cup action on Saturday Oulton Raiders are the visitors to Boardmans Lane for the 2nd Round Tie which kicks off at 2.00pm.