Hope Valley RUFC 74-10 North Manchester - report

Hope Valley v North Manchester RUFC.
Hope Valley v North Manchester RUFC.

Hope Valley entertained North Manchester on the back of their recent successes, and it was more of the same as they piled on the pressure from the start.

Keeley opened the afternoon’s scoring as the ball was passed down the back-line.

The industrious Boak then added a second try, and Thomas Elliott set up Keeley for his second to make the score 19-0, with Somerton bagging two conversions.

A great kick and chase from Rawson then set up Ryder who in turn passed to Collins to score.

Hope continued to dominate with Kelley bagging his hat-trick shortly after, and Rawson and Ryder being behind most of the Valley backs attacking play.

The forwards were also getting in on the act, with Boak scoring again and Somerton also pounced to score to make it 45-0 at the break.

Ryder and Keeley then scored again before North Manchester rallied and got themselves on the board to make it 57-5.

Further tries came from Somerton, Elliott and Hunter followed to put the gloss on a memorable performance.