McHugh try treble helps Fryston hit top spot

Wayne McHugh.
Wayne McHugh.

Fryston moved to the top of the table after maintaining their 100 per cent start to the season with a convincing victory over Underbank Rangers.

The Monkhill Sandwiches sponsored team rattled up the points again in a 40-10 victory without ever really hitting the top gear they are capable of.

Something had to give in the game with both teams putting their unbeaten Championship records on the line.

Underbank had won three and drawn one of their first four matches and started the day on top of the table while Fryston had been victorious in all three of their league fixtures.

It was Fryston who came out with their record intact although the game itself was a scrappy one with the referee constantly blowing his whistle instead of letting the game flow.

They ran in eight tries with the prolific scoring Wayne McHugh leading the way as he grabbed three of them.

Adam Baxter, Az Dobek, Jack Lee, Jack Smith and Jamie Chappell were the other try scorers with Dobek kicking four goals and McHugh two as they shared the kicking duties. Luke Pogson scored all the Underbank points with a try and two goals.

Jack Lee won the Fryston man of the match award in a game which was stop start due to the referee’s whistle.

This Saturday Fryston take a break from the league as their scheduled away game against Boothtown Terriers in the Pennine League has been postponed with their opponents are in action in the quarter-finals of the Bartletts BARLA Yorkshire Cup. Fryston are through to the quarter-finals of the county cup as well and they will meet either North Hull Knights or Queens in an away tie on Saturday, December 3.

Upton were given the points and a 30-0 walkover win in their Pennine Championship game against St Josephs last Saturday.

In Division One, Cutsyke Raiders put up a battling display, but narrowly missed out 38-36 at home to Bradford Victoria Range.

Allerton Bywater suffered their second defeat in Division Three as they lost a close contest 20-16 at Eastmoor Dragons.