Worksop Rugby Club were well beaten by title hopefuls Tupton on Saturday, going down 33-13 away from home.
From the off Tupton kept hold of the ball and were working it well to come up the slope.
With the forwards making hard yards it gave the platform for the home backs to give it some width and it wasn’t long before a passage of play that saw the ball go through every pair of backs’ hands allowing full-back Sam Curryto go over in the corner and score.
From the restart some confusion came from who was going to catch the ball and from the resulting Tupton mistake it allowed Worksop the chance to kick a penalty, which they gladly accepted.
Tupton chased the kick off and managed to get hold of the ball and started making inroads towards the 22, but some solid Worksop defence kept them out.
With Tupton having a lot of the ball it was a matter of time before it would show on the score board.
It was Brett Marriott who was on the end of a fine move with only the Worksop winger to beat, he handed him off and scored Tupton’s second try of the afternoon.
Marriott added the conversion.
Some more confusion from the restart led to Worksop getting hold of the ball and going through phase after phase in Tupton’s 22, only to be stopped by hard hitting tackles on the line and it was turned over at the crucial time for the home side to clear their lines.
Another penalty was awarded shortly afterwards to Worksop which was again converted.
With Worksop chipping away at Tupton’s lead it was time to go through the gears and the pack was taking the ball up field again with no signs of losing it.
This gave the chance for Number 8 Marcus Walker to crash over for Tupton’s third converted try.
Captain Lee Marriott dropped in a show and go and went over for Tupton’s fourth and bonus point try, Marriott adding another conversion to complete the scoring.
The final five minutes of the half saw Worksop throw everything at Tupton but the defence was looking very solid and they were good for the victory.