THERE have been some great performances and victory’s, but this is probably the result of the season to date, after injury and unavailability, denied Tyldesley, seven first choice players, many very influential, and in key positions, but still they found a way to come through this very tough and physical fixture, which also doubled up as a Lancashire plate quarter final.
Despite a very promising start, the game quickly turned, after Ruskin intercepted, and went the near length of the field, for a converted try, then added a converted penalty, on top of Tyldesley receiving two yellow cards, all by the twenty second minute.
The game looked like it was going to be a bridge too far, as park came back for more, but to their credit, a nervy looking Tyldesley, dug in, which slowly, started to see them get a foot hold in the game, resulting in three converted penalties, from Paul Martin. Half time 9-10.
Bongs improved performance towards the end of the first forty, was carried into the second period. Solid pick and drives from the forwards and some excellent work from Matt Soulsby, resulted in Scott Brown crossing the line, Martin converted, giving the hosts the lead for the first time.
Ben Kendrick, hit the ball well before bashing his way through and touching down for a second converted try, which came on the back of a great scrum and one solid drive.
With just over twenty remaining, Ruskin still remained a serious threat, but a determined home defence stood firm and repelled everything that was thrown at them.
A moment of pure class and calmness from Adam Fetherston extended the host lead to sixteen, after he dissected the sticks via a superb drop goal.
Martin, made it six from six, after converting his fourth penalty, as play came to a close.
MOM Adam Fetherston.
Next fixture away at Winnington Park, March 25.