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9:00am Friday 11th January 2013 in Sport
Tyldesley 8 Hoylake 16
TYLDESLEY’S young team suffered a narrow defeat against Hoylake on Saturday.
Significant cry-offs meant that a number of Bongs teenagers stepped up to the plate and performed admirably against one of the strongest teams in the division.
The home team’s defence was immense and the hard work produced in the early stages was rewarded when Martin Wallbank converted a penalty to gave Tyldesley a slim lead on the quarter hour.
Hoylake responded with a penalty and the teams went into the half-time break all square.
The visitors spent the first 15 minutes of the second period in the Tyldesley half and eventually a successful penalty was followed by a try as the pressure told.
Tyldesley dug deep and good blind side work by hooker Rob Cox was followed by a strong run by prop Travis Twizell who raced in from 30 metres to give Tyldesley a sniff of an upset.
It was not to be, however, as Hoylake converted their third penalty.
Dean Brown was selected as man of the match on his return to the first team.
On Saturday Tyldesley visit Bowdon in a must-win match at the bottom of the table.