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Huddersfield Falcons 7 Foresters 24

A certain Flanagan and Allen ditty sprung to mind for our visit, unsurprisingly ‘Underneath the Arches’…

Travelling once again with the 1st team, the Foresters arrived at Lockwood Park to face the Falcons. The short walk, under a fantastic piece of Victorian engineering, saw the Dalesmen arrive at a pitch as flat as could be.

As is usually the case, it took a few minutes to recover from the car journey. Early scrummages indicated that the Huddersfield pack were going to be worthy opponents. As in previous weeks, the Greens opened their account from the first open play with our captain Max Mountain crossing the line in a somewhat flamboyant manner to score the opening try, which was converted by Louis Verity. Rhys Greene was next to score on the stroke of 30 minutes with Verity again adding the extras.

The Falcons were by no means a total pushover. They probed and forced our defensive line back only to be denied by the referee. The half came to a close after a well-struck penalty by Harrison Clamp.

In the second half, the match seemed to be in a state of stalemate for a while. This was eventually broken by a Huddersfield score which was converted. The Falcons continued to keep up the pressure, but a well-turned over ball saw Scott Rogers go clear and run the length of the field to score a third try for the Greens. Clamp converted.

Author: Paul Marklew alias ‘Cabbage’

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