All Blacks continue winning end to season at home

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Colne and Nelson continued their good form last Saturday as the All Blacks beat Crosby 39-7 at home.

After some coaching from Ian Cockcroft, the team hit the game fast and hard, and produced some good plays.

With some excellent scrums from Adam Padgett and Jason Wade, Colne took all of the advantage in the set pieces.

Colne’s dominance in the scrum and lineouts led to a penalty, which Matty Tindall slotted over.

Soon after, Luke Edwards smashed through the defensive line for the first try, successfully converted for a 10-0 lead.

Crosby then challenged the All Blacks for 10 minutes.

But after the forwards stole another opposition line out, an excellent pass from Callum Kinnane saw a charge through juggle from Padgett land just short, and a the supporting Jordan Sunderland touched down for an unconverted try.

And with five minutes left of the half, Anthony Minshull picked up from the back of a ruck and scored his first try for the first team, with a conversion making it 22-0.

Crosby must have thought those would be the final points of the half.

But with Tindall showing pace from the kick off, a pop to Andrew Grindrod saw him run the length of the field and score under the posts to secure a bonus point.

In the second half, Colne started a little slowly and gave Crosby a little hope with a soft try under the posts, which was converted to make it 22-7.

But the locals went up the gears and take away any hope of a revival with another try.

With Colne in jovial spirits, it just remained to play the game out.

And what better way than for Tindall to run in a try from his own half to make it 39-7.