Pontefract climb table with victory in quickly rearranged game

Pontefract RUFC moved up to third place in Yorkshire One when they won 27-10 in a rearranged match at Bridlington.

Friday, 15th October 2021, 7:00 am
Try scorer: Pontefract's Ciaran Tucker. Picture: Jonathan Buck

The game was quickly rescheduled after the original meeting the previous Saturday ended just 13 minutes in due to an injury to a Bridlington player.

It started badly for Ponte as a Josh Stanyon try and Sam Wragg conversion gave the hosts an early lead. But gradually the visitors showed they had an edge in the forwards and they put their first points on the board as centre Andy Coleman went over for try that was converted by Callum Watts.

Brid went back in front with a Wragg penalty, but although Pontefract lost a player to the sin-bin they scored their second try when winger Ciaran Tucker raced in.

Prop Andy Fenton added to the lead after the break with a try.

Both sides went down to 14 after further yellow cards were issued, but the visitors added to their score with a Watts penalty.

When another yellow card was shown to a Brid player Ponte then took advantage to seal their victory with centre Harry McAllister going over. Watts’ conversion completed the scoring.

Pontefract travel to play second-placed Middlesbrough this Saturday.

In Yorkshire Three, Castleford are away to Burley, Knottingley host Wibsey and Hemsworth, off the back of their first win last week, are at West Park Leeds.