MATCH REPORT - HRUFC V LEICESTER LIONS

Published: 17/10/2015

HUDDERSFIELD HOLD OUT TO BEAT LEICESTER LIONS 27-24.

Huddersfield went in to a 5-0 lead in the 5th minute with a try from Tom Owen. Chris Bell was unsuccesful with the conversion.

Leicester Lions hit back immediately with a try in the 6th minute by winger Devon Constant, with Jonathan Williams unsuccesful with his conversion attempt.

The field took the lead again in the tenth minute with a try from Austen Thompson, converted by Bell to make the score 12-5.

Again Leicester Lions hit back with a penalty from Williams to take the score to 12-8. Bell answered with a penalty of his own six minutes later to make it 15-8.

Leicester brought the game level at 15-15 in the 23rd minute as Williams converted a Joseph Gollingham try.

Bell added three more points in first half injury time to go into half time with an 18-16 lead.

Leicester's impressive number eight Collingham went over for an unconverted try four minutes into the second half to enable Leicester to take the lead for the first time in the match.

Chris Bell converted three unanswered penalty kicks to take the score to 27-20 with seventeen minutes remaining.

William Bishop added a penalty for the Lions in the seventieth minute, but Huddersfield held out the final ten minutes to seal an excellent victory.

Adam Malthouse carried the ball well and Lewis Bradley made an impact after coming on as a substitute in the 22nd minute. However, Lewis Workman went away as man-of-the-match with some great work from the back.

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