MATCH REPORT - LEICESTER LIONS VS HRUFC

Published: 06/10/2014

By Ivaylo Ivanov

Huddersfield RUFC secured their second win in a row in the National League N2 defeating Leicester Lions 19-12 away from home.

In a scrappy game devoid of too many quality moments by either side, ‘Field were able to scrape a win to take them up to eighth. 

First half was marked by the dominance of Huddersfield RUFC and they deservedly went for a break with a solid advantage.

During the second half, the Lions from Leicester managed to come back in the game scoring several penalties but this was not enough for the win.

Both teams entered the game aggressively looking to attack.

But from the 10th minute onwards, Huddersfield started to slowly take a control over the game.   

And soon the guests took the lead with Nick Sharpe scoring a try following an early 30-yard dash with the ball. 

Several minutes later a penalty scored by Huddersfield’s Joel Hinchliffe made the result 8-0 in favor of the away team.

The first points for Leicester Lions came in the middle of the first half when Lynn Rory scored a penalty. 

Another Huddersfield penalty, scored by Hinchliffe, brought the result to 3-11 leaving the home side with some work to do.

It seemed that this was a half dominated by penalties as just seconds before the break another penalty was scored. But this time by the Lions making the half-time score 6-11.

The second half of the game started with a pressure from Leicester Lions and soon they were back in the game. Lynn Rory scored a penalty making the result 9-11. 

Several minutes later Lions were awarded another penalty which was missed this time.

But the home side continued to put on pressure and soon they took the lead. Lynn Rory scored a penalty to give his side a point lead over Huddersfield.

But Lions’ advantage did not last long as Huddersfield took control over the game again when Joel Hinchliffe scored a penalty to make the score 12-14.

Tom Hodson set up a late final try with a great improvised run down the right wing that allowed Ben Mitchell to finish off Leicester’s chances. 

The Lions put on late pressure but Huddersfield held out to complete another hugely important win. 

Huddersfield: Hodson, Hodgson, Owen, Martin, Mitchell, Hinchliffe, Jeffrey, Purcell, Thornton, Sanderson, Thompson, Brown, Rhodes, Hoyle, Sharpe

Huddersfield substitutes: Bell, Cosgrove, Battye, Walker, Malthouse

Leicester Lions: Nixon, Constant, Donnachie, Cross, Murdoch, Lynn, Campbell, Spokes, Taylor, Murray, Mclaurin, Tuckey, Mathers, Rudkin, Young

Leicester Lions substitutes: Cave, Brown, Murdoch, Hucknall, Boden

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