Sombre note before Colne and Nelson return to winning ways

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Colne and Nelson maintained their winning run since the turn of the year with a 39-5 success at Carnforth.

The game started on a sombre note as a minute’s silence was held, after the team bus of Sulmona Rugby Club - who hosted a touring Colne last year - crashed, with many young players injured and one aged 15 losing his life.

Just 10 minutes into the game, Carnforth centre and man of the match Edmondson opened the scoring.

Colne woke up and decided to use the strength and power of the forwards, but were kept out until the end of the first half, before a Tom Gallagher helped them score under the posts, with the conversion from Matty Tindall making it 7-5.

In the second half, Tindall slotted a penalty to make it 10-5. From the kick-off, as the ball wasn’t collected, a deflection saw the ball go over the try line where Callum Kinnane made it 15-5.

Then Nathan Grant charged down the wing and a great pop back inside saw Tindall run in under the posts and convert.

Callum Kinnane then fed a good pass to Gallagher, who crashed through for his second try to secure a bonus point.

Not long after, Luke Edwards drove his way through the pack to score under the posts, and with a conversion the score was extended to 34-5.

And with a turnover from the scrum, the ball was kept alive in Colne’s possession and Anthony Minshull crossed to make the final score 39-5.

Today, Colne are in friendly action against North Ribblesdale 2nds.