Thatto keen to bounce back against St Judes

St Helens Star: Thatto keen to bounce back against St Judes Thatto keen to bounce back against St Judes

THATTO Heath Crusaders' five game unbeaten run came to an abrupt end at Castleford Lock Lane when the Yorkshiremen claimed victory with almost the last move of the game.

Thatto had been out played for most of the first half and fell behind to early tries and ended the first half 10 points adrift.

Lock Lane started the second half as they had ended the first and recorded a smart score and conversion to top there Kingston Press Cider Premier League rivals by 16 points to nil.

In the space of 15 minutes Thatto came good and following constant pressure recorded quick scores for Ted Assan, Louis Taylor and Andrew Stott all converted by full back Shaun Quinn.

At this point Thatto looked to be on top but Lock Lane somehow managed to get into the Thatto final third and with only two minutes on the clock recorded the decisive score and took the spoils 20-18.

There were some great defensive efforts with Luke Bradshaw outstanding and Ted Assan dangerous off the bench.

The Crusaders know they are better than the score suggests and will do all they can to get back on track on Saturday when the face local rivals Wigan St Judes at Hattons Solicitors Crusader Park Close Street with a 2.30 kick off.

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