Rosslyn Park 60 Leeds Tykes 10: National One win still proving elusive

Leeds Tykes suffered a second loss in National One as hosts Rosslyn Park handed out a 60-10 beating.

Sunday, 12th September 2021, 10:46 pm
Leeds Tykes director of rugby Phil Davies still has plenty of work to do as a first win in National One continues to prove elusive. Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images.

The London side ran in nine tries to the Tykes’ one, which came from Will Hardwick, while Charlie Venables kicked a first-half penalty and added the conversion. Rosslyn Park were 17-0 ahead before Leeds got off the mark and continued to dominate with a score of 29-3 at half time.

Ben Hill, Brandon Jackson, Arthur Ellis and Henry Robinson touched down for the hosts to ensure a four-try bonus point by half-time.

After the break, they extended their advantage with tries from a rolling maul and Owen Walters to take it to 41-3 before Hardwick’s effort and conversion pulled it back.

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In reality though there was never going to be a comeback for director of rugby Phil Davies’ charges, with Rosslyn Park continuing their scoring ways with Ben Howard scoring twice and Lewis Jones adding another.

In National Two North, Wharfedale lost out 23-15 to Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Tigers at Dore Moor.

Wharfedale ran into a 15-3 lead in the first half with flanker Matt Speres scoring twice and stand-off Jack Blakeney-Edwards kicking a conversion and penalty, while for Tigers Mark Ireland landed a penalty. But the second half all belonged to Tigers, with prop Tony Gelsthorpe, Mark Ireland and winger Curtis Wilson scoring tries, while Ireland added a conversion and penalty.