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Haydock 27 Halton Farnworth Hornets 22
12:00pm Thursday 15th August 2013 in Sport
TRAILING by 18 points at half time, Haydock produced an incredible second half performance to reach the North West Men’s League Open Cup semi finals.
Andrew Bacon’s last-gasp try secured the win against Farnworth in the quarter finals after scores from Rob Sexton, Damion Greenall and a Dean Dollin double.
Farnworth hooker Lewis Hulme opened the scoring, converted by Liam Orne, to put the Widnes side ahead after 10 minutes.
Orne added another, before Hulme collected his second converted try before the break to give the visitors a convincing lead.
However, within nine minutes of the restart Chris Smith’s side were ahead.
Sexton weaved his way to the line immediately after the interval, allowing Karl Dingsdale to convert.
A swift move downfield saw Smith on hand to put Dollin in for his first as the Yickers narrowed the deficit to eight points in the 44th minute.
Moments later, Dingsdale made good ground before passing inside to Steve Galvin who offloaded to Dollin and the speedster scooted 40 metres to score, Dingsdale converting.
Then on 49 minutes a penalty saw Haydock close in on the Farnworth line, resulting in Greenall bursting through to score after Scott Johnson created a gap, Dingsdale again adding the extras.
The visitors levelled after the hour as Orne collected his second try.
In the dying minutes, Dingsdale put a 20-metre drop goal over to give Haydock the lead and then Wayne Dollin and Gary Anderton combined to put in Bacon and secure the Yickers a final four spot.