Carnforth 17-10 Upper Eden

Carnforth beat Upper Eden at the weekend.
Carnforth beat Upper Eden at the weekend.

Carnforth moved back to the summit of the Raging Bull North West League Division Four North with a 17-10 win away at Upper Eden.

Carnforth opened the scoring after six minutes when Matty Short broke clear. He was held up 15 yards out but John Greenwood was up in support and went over for his first try of the season.

Carnforth added their second try of the game after 12 minutes with Greenwood starting the move from the back of a scrum.

The ball went to stand off Nick Hamer who stepped back inside before shooting through to score under the posts. Jack Edmondson converted as Carnforth moved into a 12-0 lead.

The Eden defence then stood firm with Edmondson going close - losing the ball from his grasp as he went over the try line.

Lee Moorhouse thought he had scored a try also but again play was brought back for an infringement.

Thirty minutes into the game and Eden got on the scoresheet with a well worked try down the left flank although the conversion was missed.

On the stroke of half time Jason Short picked up the ball 30 yards out before making a bulldozing run to score a fine solo try and give Carnforth a 17-5 lead.

Eden came out battling in the secondhalf and Carnforth had to show their defensive qualities to keep them out.

With 20 minutes remaining the Eden scrum half took a quick penalty to score a great solo try and reduce the deficit to seven points.

Carnforth did get their hands on the ball with Mathew Short, Edmondson and Brad Wheatman all going close but the Eden defence stood equally to the task in hand.

Both teams did well in the conditions to keep the ball moving and those that were brave enough to witness the game were entertained.