Rugby league: Mayfield 10 - 36 West Hull

Date published: 16 May 2024

With four big forwards missing for the game against West Hull on Saturday 11 May, it was always going to be a tough game for Mayfield, and up against the form side in the division they were second best on the day. There is no doubting Mayfield are a quality team but on Saturday they just weren't at the races.

West Hull started strongly and kept the pace and the intensity going right up to the final whistle. Wests drew first blood after 7 minutes as they capitalised on repeat penalties and then exploited a weak home defence, 0 - 6.

Mayfield responded well as a great break from Sam Wright saw the industrious James McDaid go over in the corner, Jordan Parr just failed with the conversion attempt, 4 - 6.

Mayfield did their best and it took a great defensive effort to keep the visitors out and it was against the run of play when the West Hull winger intercepted a speculative pass as Mayfield pushed for a score. He raced 70m to touch down out wide, 4 - 10.

With five minutes to go til half time the Wests half back put up a high kick and his winger, who looked suspiciously offside, took the kick and scored the try which was converted, 4 - 16. 

West Hull dominated the rest of the game and stormed to a 4 - 30 lead before Mayfield gave the supporters anything to cheer as a great passage of play saw Wright and Tolhurst combine to put Corey Newsham in to narrow the gap, Parr slotted the conversion over, 10 - 30.

As the ref raised the whistle, Wests had the final say as they claimed the final score of the game to make the final score 10 - 36.

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