Carnforth 36-7 Sedgley Park 4ths
Carnforth beat Sedgley Park 4ths 36-7 on Saturday as they continued their quest for Division Four North glory.
Six minutes into the game hooker Dave Hones linked with John Greenland in the line out – the ball came wide for skipper Dan Blenkharn to pick up and burst through for a try which Mathew Short converted.
Moments later Brad Wheatman and Graham Rich linked up down the left flank to release Dale Lowrie who finished well in the corner.
With five minutes of the half to go Jason Short powered through to score a try to make it 17-0 at half-time.
Sedgley took the game to Carnforth in the opening exchanges of the second half and following John Greenland’s walk to the sin bin the visitors took advantage of the extra man as they were able to register a deserved try which was also converted.
Sedgley again went on the attack but Carnforth broke down the pitch and when Shane Weed gave the final ball it was full back Short who stepped back inside to score his 13th try of the season, also converting for a 24-7 lead.
Lowrie then received a yellow card which gave Park hope as they camped up in the Carnforth 22.
Howard Neill was given a rare 20 minutes and his break allowed man of the match Nick Hamer to take the ball clear, Short took play on before Wheatman was able to sprint away the 45 yards to score a try in the corner.
The last few minutes saw a sixth try registered, skipper Blenkharn took the ball down the field before the supporting Hones received the final pass, went down the wing and cut back to score under the posts to allow Short to convert for a 36 - 7 victory and four more vital league points.