Pendle hit half-century of points to win at Hutton

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After last week’s home win, Pendle travelled to Preston on Saturday looking to back it up with another against tough opponents Hutton.

Pendle opened the scoring after only a few minutes, when Carl Wiseman caught a clearance kick and carried into the heart of the Hutton defence.

The ball was quickly recycled after going to ground out to Sonny Waddington, who stood up his opposite number and outpaced him to score between the posts, Rob Lawless adding the conversion

Moments later Pendle scored their second from a turnover at the ruck, which was moved wide to Alex Woodcock, who carved a path through the defence to score under the posts. Again Lawless’ conversion sailed over.

The next on the scoresheet was Liam Canning. Pendle won a scrum on their own 22, Danny Rowland broke down the blindside and passed inside to Canning, who sprinted a full 50 metres to touch down in the corner

The next two scores came from powerful centre Woodcock,the first when Waddington caught a kick-off ball and fed Lawless, who beat two defenders and offloaded to Woodcock, who found space and scored to make it 26-0 after the conversion.

Woodcock’s third try came after Pendle won a scrum against the head and moved the ball away from contact for him to race in and score.

After a lineout in Pendle’s 22, the ball was rapidly moved down the blindside where Canning found space behind the Hutton defence. Quick recycled ball from Rowland was fed to New Zealand prop Caleb White, who smashed through tand scored a well-worked team try.

Shaye McCulloch added his name to the scoresheet, having side-stepped a Hutton player after Lawless had drawn the defenders.

The final try came from Paul McGladdery, who won another scrum against the head, and the ball was passed out to the blindside where McGladdery raced onto it and crossed the line in the corner.

Lawless added the extras from the touchline.

Every Pendle player gave 100% on a hot day and their efforts were applauded by their travelling support and opposition alike.