Hindley 4 Blackbrook 20

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BROOK survived an early scare to collect their first two points of the Hattons Solicitors National Conference League 2013 season.

The home side, playing their first ever National League Game, made a flying start.

Following a huge 40/20 the home side soon strecthed Brook’s defence and a long pass out wide to Darren Picton produced a well worked try.

However, after absorbing the early pressure, Brook gradually worked their way back into the game.

When Hindley failed to handle a towering Lee Marsh bomb the ball fell into the hands of Craig Lyon whose delicate chip was converted by Stephen Parkinson.

And, five minutes before the break, Brook extended their lead when quick hands from Marsh and Mark Webster sent Parkinson away, before turning the ball inside for Neil Babbs to score by the posts.

Two tries in the opening 15 minutes of the second half knocked the wind out of Hindley’s sails.

First the ball was sent out wide left for skipper Greg Hale to touch down, then, an Ian Honey break enabled Hale to feed winger Kyle Smith, who scored in the corner.

Ian Honey started the season where he left off by taking the Tisdalls Man of the Match.

Tommy Cunningham picked up the NL Van Truck and Car Hire players award.