Colne enjoyed a bonus-point win over Carnforth on Saturday.
The All Blacks kicked off with the wind behind them, and for the first 10 minutes both sets of forwards hammered away at each other, before Colne decided to see if the blacks could find any gaps.
With quick hands from Howard Wick, his center partner Tom Gallagher was able to race away and score in the corner, Matty Tindall with the conversion.
Colne started to use their backs more, and excellent continuity from the forwards managed to give Colne’s backs ball going forward, and Dean Sykes had an easy run in for a try after superb handling. Tindall added the extras.
Colne now were playing with confidence, and when they got a line out in Carnforth’s 22, Kyle Hargreaves raced away to score, only for the referee to disallow the try.
Carnforth started to use their more experienced pack and started some pick and drives, getting a grip of the match, with only excellent defence keeping them at bay, and the half time whistle went with Colne 14-0 up.
In the second half, Carnforth had the bit between their teeth, suffocating all of the ball.
On the odd occasion Colne’s backs did get good, quick ball they looked devastating and on one such occasion, winger Jamie Gain stepped round his man to score in the corner, Tindall successful with the conversion once more.
But some ill discipline and bad decisions on Colne’s part kept Carnforth in the game.
Carnforth made their way up into Colne’s 22, and after a scrum, their standoff powered his way over, conversion missed.
Carnforth pounded on Colne’s try line for the next 10 minutes, but the locals kept them out, and they got their bonus point try when a poor kick fell to Connor Kinnane, who dummied the winger and scored under the posts, Tindall missing the conversion.
The man of the match was shared between Tom Gallagher and Jordan Sunderland.