Hope Valley beaten by Heaton Moor in thriller

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Hope Valley and Heaton Moor again served up a thrilling game as Hope Valley were beaten 51-41.

Valley attacked from the start, with Elliott making ground and winning a penalty, kicked by Somerton.

Heaton hit back with a well worked try down the line.

The visitors kept up the pressure through Johnson and Williams, and a tap penalty saw the ball passed out wide for Spencer to score Hope’s first try.

More swift passing from Johnson and Williams saw two further ties for Dargan and Spencer, and an excellent passing move ending up with a debut try for Mosley.

Heaton Moor kept the pressure up and also managed a couple of tries before half-time, but Valley had their noses in front.

Another excellent break from Elliott and hard work from flanker Williams saw Dargan also get a brace of tries, but then Heaton Moor pressurised again.

And, despite strong defense from Hope, they scored again.

Elliott had to leave the field through injury, but despite being down on numbers , Hope Valley scored another try via captain Somerton.

Heaton Moor then brought on a number of replacements, and scored two late tries with fresh legs, in what was an exciting end to end game of rugby.

Anyone interested in playing please see the Hope Valley RFC website for details. Training is at Castleton at 6.30pm on Thursdays.