Vale 57-11 Warrington

Adam Crisp sprints to score.
Adam Crisp sprints to score.
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Warrington visited Powder House Lane on Saturday as the Vale rattled in nine tries to move to the top North One West.

The game set off at a cracking pace with Warrington quickly into their stride but it was the Vale who took the lead in the seventh minute.

Jack Turton bolted away from a tap penalty through a static defence for a snappy try which he converted.

Warrington quickly recovered and five minutes later they cut the Vale’s lead with an unconverted try.

Vale snatched another try when Adam Crisp raced clear following a charge down, Turton converting in the fourteenth minute.

At the end of the first quarter Rockey kicked a penalty goal from in front and the advantage swung in Warrington’s favour when James Curran was shown yellow.

In the thirty second minute the visitors fell further behind when David Haigh cut back inside powerfully swatting aside some would be tacklers for a try converted by Turton.

The Vale ended the half with only thirteen players when Phil Berry hoofed the ball downfield after Warrington had been awarded a penalty following a high tackle. When order had been restored Rockey kicked the penalty with three minute of what had been a rip roaring first half.

Still a player down at the start of the second half the Vale went immediately onto the offensive. Haigh made a break and then was perfectly positioned to collect his second try and the bonus point, in the forty fifth minute, Turton’s conversion hit an upright and bounced away to safety.

Just after the hour Turton produced an individual piece of magic. Collecting the ball fifty metres out he set off on a solo, shimmying deceptively fast run down the right wing, he accelerated from any defenders to touch down wide out and put over the conversion with precision.

Four minutes later Nick Royle hurtled through a retreating Warrington defence, when it appeared odds on that the full back would score he flicked a beautifully weighted, unselfish pass inside to Fraser Spavin to complete a move of sheer poetry which Turton converted.

Spavin set in motion Vale’s next try when he collected a wayward kick, he linked with Haigh who angled a kick into no man’s land for Royle to gather for an unconverted try in the sixty eighth minute.

Adam Macluskie brought up the half century with a thundering run down the right wing, his try being converted by Turton. As the game edged into injury time Turton broke on the blind side, slipped a pass to Crisp who completed the Vale’s scoring.

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