A SECOND half Luke Leyden hat-trick helped Clock Face Miners get back to winning ways in their mid-week 36-28 victory against Warrington’s Woolston Rovers.

It was a bit of a 'you score, we score', game with the match in the balance throughout the encounter.

Clock were first off the mark courtesy of a Karle Hunt try. But, Woolston edged into the lead through two trys by the winger, Moye. However, Clock replied with an outstanding try. Lewis Geraghty put a strong kick in goal but, as the ball drifted beyond the dead ball line, Luke Forber dived and flicked the ball back in goal to the waiting Brad Davies to score.

Both teams exchanged further tries, with Alex Burke the scorer for Clock, to leave the score balanced at half time at 16-16.

Clock started the second half strongly but, made some crucial errors and it was Woolston who scored first to take the lead again.

But, Clock replied with the first of Leyden’s tries. Yet again, Woolston took the lead with a try under the sticks.

Fortunately, a Woolston error straight from the kick off gifted the ball to Leyden who outpaced the Woolston defence to score his second.

Clock eventually got in front when Hunt broke and slipped a pass to Leyden to score his hat-trick.

Jack Highcock was outstanding with the boot, landing five conversions and a late penalty that sealed the game.