Fryston maintain flying start to new season in Yorkshire Men’s League

Fryston Warriors continued where they left off from their previous match as they ran in another 11 tries in a 60-10 hammering of Ovenden in Division One of the Yorkshire Men’s League.

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 8:09 am
Amateur RL reports.

Kieran Purdy led the way with three tries while Morgan Jones deserved special mention as he had a hand in most of the Fryston scores.

Fryston were soon ahead when Jones linked up from full-back to go over untouched and Bradley Roberts added the conversion. A second try followed as winger Brandon Ward had an open line to score after some slick handling.

Jake Macdonald was on hand to score next and Ovenden could not break a solid Warriors defence with Brandon Stead to the fore.

A neat little interchange around the ruck saw Jones link up with scorer Rhys Bonser for another try, with Roberts adding the conversion. A carbon copy resulted in another for Bonser with Roberts goaling.

Purdy added a further score before half-time and Roberts’ conversion gave Fryston a 32-point lead after 30 minutes.

The Warriors then took their foot off the gas, allowing Ovenden to run in two quick tries, but a fast start to the second half put paid to any hopes of a comeback for the visitors.

Purdy went through for his second try and Andy Speake added the goal. Further pressure saw a neat little chip to the corner from Speake and Danny Jarrett had oceans of room to score. Speake again added the conversion.

When Ovenden fumbled the ball Ward fly kicked ahead twice and finally scooped the ball up to score. The fast flowing rugby continued with Macdonald going over for his second try.

Fryston put the icing on the cake when Purdy nonchalantly went into a tackle and scooped the ball out of the Ovenden’s player’s grasp before running 60 metres to score under the posts. Harry Archdale converted for the final points.

Kinsley Hotel Raiders went down 40-22 in their Division Five game at Moorends Thorne Marauders.

The schedules National Conference League match between Featherstone Lions and Lock Lane was postponed.