Gale try fails to galavanise Hunslet Warriors

Hunslet Warriors' Darrell Forster. Picture: Paul Rainford
Hunslet Warriors' Darrell Forster. Picture: Paul Rainford

A second-half Jordan Gale try wasn’t enough to galvanise a Hunslet Warriors’ comeback as they were well beaten 28-6 by National Conference Division One rivals Myton Warriors.

Hunslet were 16-0 down at the break and pegged it back to 16-6 when Jordan Gale crossed seven minutes into the second half but Myton’s two tries in the space of a few minutes put the result beyond the reach of the visitors.

Myton were on top early on and a well-worked play on the last tackle saw Lee James open the scoring.

Ash James converted, and the Myton hooker added two penalty goals when Hunslet were penalised for a lack of discipline.

The hosts’ forwards were on top of their counterparts, and their dominance led to their second try of the game as they made good ground downfield.

Their talismanic half-back Nathan Slater fooled the Hunslet defence to feed Anthony Wheeldon down the short side of the play-the -ball, and the winger, close to the touchline, offloaded to the supporting Slater who went in under the posts, with Kris Walker converting.

An error-strewn first half limited Hunslet’s chances but they battled their way back into the contest inside the first 10 minutes of the second period.

A rare attacking opportunity was converted when Jordan Gale attacked the line and scrambled over, with Gary McClelland adding the extra two points.

Despite reducing the arrears to 10, two tries in three minutes from Myton killed off the game and hopes of a Hunslet fight back.

Lee James doubled his try-scoring tally when he took Kris Walker’s inside pass to score beside the posts.

Kris Walker converted and, from the resulting kick-off, Myton made a break to set up advanced field position again.

The ball found Wes Newton and Kris Walker collected his offload and dived over for the final try of the game.