Heaton Moor enjoy 11-try win over Liverpool St Helens

Joe Kilbride tackles for Heaton Moor as Finn Blakeborough looks on
Joe Kilbride tackles for Heaton Moor as Finn Blakeborough looks on

Due to an unplayable pitch in St Helens, this game was re-arranged for Priestnall in wintry conditions with Heaton Moor running in eleven tries for a 71-0 victory.

There were barely five minutes on the clock when Max Savage drove over the line after some neat work by Finn Blakeborough, Nick Tenney converting.

From the kick-off Declan McGeehan superbly caught the high ball and after great support by Hasham Gondal, Asa Bottomley created and finished for a try and then followed up with another after an intelligent kick by Joe Kilbride.

Dylan Starkie got in on the act with a double either side of an impressive try from Kilbride, Evan Coffey then touching down just before half-time with Moor enjoying a healthy lead of 45-0.

The second half showed no let-up in Moor’s professional attitude as the young Merseysiders struggled to contain the onslaught.

Starkie completed his hat-trick to cap a brilliant performance, tries also from Angus Boothroyd and Jonno Glanfield.

But the piece de resistance came from a clearance by the St Helens defence, Boothroyd picked up on the halfway line, offloaded to Tom Whitehead, who went on a mesmerising run, scoring a wonderful individual try.

Nick Tenney also showed his tremendous kicking capabilities scoring eight from eleven conversion attempts, some from tricky angles in difficult kicking conditions in a true captain’s display.

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