Hemel Stags 16 Hunslet Hawks 34: Free-scoring Hawks run Stags ragged

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hunslet kept the pressure on Championship One leaders York with this comfortable and confident victory at mid-table Hemel.

There was only one team in it in the first half with Hawks racing in for four unanswered tries for a 22-0 half-time lead.

Gavin Duffy scored a first-half hat-trick with Danny Maun touching down just before the half-hour mark, and David March landing three goals.

Brooke Broughton turned the screw with a try for the visitors just four minutes into the second half, goaled by March to make it 28-0.

Credit Hemel though as Jermaine Coleman, who also kicked a late penalty, and Stephen Bannister scored tries within five minutes of each other.

But Tommy Coyle landed a penalty in between and added a try to keep Hunslet in control.

hemel: Cameron, Hill, Brown, Small, Dixon, Coleman, Young, Maloney, Simons, Ljazouli, Swindells, Bannister, Ingerfield. Subs: Chester, Thomas, Mbaraga, Coleman.

hunslet: Watson, Kain, Brickwood, Maun, Duffy, Grimshaw, Coyle, Houston, March, Stenchion, Clarkson, Oakes, Mackay. Subs: Coyle, Peltier, Briscoe, Broughton.

referee: A Gill (Widnes).

Attendance: 454.

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