Worksop continue their fine form at Mellish III

Worksop II continued their excellent run of form with a 29-5 victory at Mellish III, in a rearranged league game.

The result saw them consolidate their position as one of the top teams in the league.

On arrival Worksop noted the pitch was quite wet, which was understandable due to the recent weather, and with a strong breeze blowing, decided to play into the wind in the first half.

Right from the kick-off Worksop tried to move the ball wide, but with slippery conditions it took a few attempts, before a fine break from inside the Worksop half saw Wood, continue his fine try scoring form by beating numerous defenders and going over in the corner.

Mellish then pressurised the Worksop half for a sustained period of time, but good tackling from the full Worksop 15 kept the home side at bay.

The superior scrimmage power of the Worksop pack had Mellish on the back foot all game.

Worksop continued to pile the pressure on and this resulted in two more first half tries for D. Wood and S. Wood.

The second half saw Worksop struggle with the refereeing of the game, due to inconsistencies in interpretation of the games laws.

This allowed Mellish to score a try against the run of play with the conversion being missed.

The try spurred Worksop on for the last 20 minutes get the fourth try and earn a bonus point.

Good pressure from the side of a ruck by hooker J. Burke saw him force a charge down and allowed R. Hutton to score, and put the game of out of reach.

Worksop continued to pile on the pressure with a bullocking run by F. Appleton and good interplay before N. Peach crashed over for the final score of the game.

All the Worksop side played exceptionally well in difficult conditions, but players worthy of a special mention were S. Stringfellow, J. Burke and D. Wood.