Fryston Warriors gave their worst display of the season in Saturday’s 28-26 defeat at Queens in the Pennine League’s Premier Division.
Fryston looked a very mediocre side and a mere shadow of the team that trounced Sharlston Rovers before the Christmas break.
Queens got off to a flying start when a neat kick saw full-back Aaron Henry scoop up the ball to score.
Henry went on to be a constant thorn in the Fryston side as he scored two more tries and kicked four goals.
Queens extended their lead when centre Jordan Saynor took a short pass to go over.
Fryston struggled to complete their sets and had to do a lot of defending to do.
They fell further behind when Henry danced his way through Fryston’s defence to score.
The Warriors finally picked up their game and got the ball wide to Andy Matthews who outpaced the defence to go over. Aaron Dobek added the conversion to leave Fryston trailing 14-6 at half-time.
Stern words were said to the Fryston outfit at half time but it had little effect on their lack-lustre display.
Henry followed up another kick to cross beneath the posts to put the north Leeds outfit further ahead.
Queens then took their foot off the gas and let Fryston back into the game.
Andy Tillett went in at the corner for a try on his Warriors debut.
Although playing badly Fryston were now only eight points adrift and sensed they could snatch victory.
Their fightback continued when Sean Gee had oceans of room to score.
Minutes later Tillett grabbed his second and Fryston were two points ahead.
Fryston were hanging onto their slender lead in the dying minutes until a string of penalties gave Henry the simplest of chances to level the scores with a penalty goal.
Immediately from the kick off Fryston gave away another string of penalties to put themselves under pressure again and winger Jack Young took an inside ball and weaved his way through a frail defence to score.
Fryston threw everything they had at Queens in the remaining minute and it paid off with Andy Matthews going in at the corner.
Dobek failed with the kick to level the scores.
The only Fryston players worth mentioning were wingers Matthews and Tillett who were dangerous whenever they had the ball .
Fryston need to improve for this Saturday’s BARLA Nartional Cup first round tie at Sharlston Rovers.