Pendle Phoenix rise to top of the table after impressive Hutton win

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Pendle maintained their 100% record and claimed top spot following a comfortable victory over Hutton.

The deadlock was broken when Hutton were penalised for a high tackle and Rob Lawless kicked the penalty to take Pendle to a 3-0 lead.

Ten minutes of Hutton pressure resulted in the Hutton winger scoring in the corner. The resulting conversion was missed and Hutton took the lead 5-3.

Just before half-time Pendle managed to catch and drive at the line out and when Liam Canning broke away and popped a neat pass to Daniel Rowland, he saw a gap and fully exploited the space to score. Lawless kicked the resulting conversion and Pendle took a 10-5 lead into half time.

After half time the next score came from Pendle when a rampaging Lawless scored well deserved try. He added the extras to make it 17-5.

With 15 minutes to go Getty Schinkel drove hard into the centre of the field and an excellent supporting line from Liam Canning allowed him to race away and score another Pendle try. Lawless againscoringto make it 24-5.

Phoenix spent the remaining minutes of the game trying to withhold the onslaught of Hutton’s attack after being reduced to 13 men. Finally the pressure told and Hutton scored.

Pendle managed to see the rest of the game out and left Preston with a solid proformance and victory.

Pendle awarded the Crown Hotel Forward of the Match to Ben MacDermid for his strength in defence. The Half backs Man of the Match was awarded to Sonny Waddington for his excellent cover defence.