Defence holds the key for Pilkington Recs at Elland

St Helens Star: Defence holds the key for Pilkington Recs at Elland Defence holds the key for Pilkington Recs at Elland

Elland 12 Pilkington Recs 30. RECS made the short journey to Halifax on the back of a solid victory the previous week.

The hosts started the stronger, and registered the first two scores to take a 12-0 lead.

The Recs players responded to Haggerty’s calls for more intensity and after forcing Elland into errors with ferocious defence it was a matter of time before they were on the score sheet.

That try came by Ian Stanley who powered his way through four defenders to touch down.

Danny Lynch converted to give a half-tome score of 12-6 The visitors drew level with only two minutes of the second half starting courtesy of Greg Smith who jinked his way over for a trademark try converted by Lynch, who then gave Recs the lead 5 minutes later with a penalty conversion.

With Recs man in form, Ste Charlson, leading the way forward and Recs tireless pack dominating the defensive battle, chances were starting to come for Recs to extend their lead and the game-breaking moment came on 65 minutes when Ryan Liptrot scored his first of the season with a dart from acting half to score a try that came straight out of his famous Dad's scrap book.

Lynch converted to open the lead to eight points.

Recs put the result beyond doubt when Danny Filson continued his scoring run.

The final say of the afternoon went to Ian Stanley who grabbed his second try of the afternoon when he intercepted on his own line before sprinting the length of the field. Lynch's conversion completed the scoring.

The Amdec MOM was Ian Stanley. Ste Charlson took the Albi-Lec Services award.

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