First win for Colne and Nelson seconds

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Colne and Nelson seconds earned their first win of 2-14 at home to Vale of Lune last saturday.

Vale pressed from the kick-off, but the All Blacks started to get the upper hand, and midway in the first half Tom Davies scored a good try, converted by Jake Hargreaves.

Vale managed to hold out to leave the score 7-0 at half-time, but the second half started with Colne settling straight back into attack, and their efforts were rewarded with a penalty from Hargreaves.

It was all Colne, and fast recycling from Alfie Foster and Harry Whittaker saw a great pass out to loose head Rob Parkin to score. Shortly after, Gary Kenyon’s chip and chase saw Ryan Sumner popped the ball to Ashley Grant in space for him to run unopposed from the halfway line and under the posts.

Late on, Colne were awarded a penalty, but they took the tap and ran the ball. Quick thinking from scrum half and man of the match Jack Handforth saw him pop the ball to Parkin for his second try, the conversion making it 31-0.