Sharks mauled

Shevington Sharks 10, Blackbrook 68

BROOK ran out comfortable winners in their first game of the new campaign in the North West Counties League Premier Division.

The visitors opened the scoring in the fifth minute when scrum-half Dave Scott and centre Danny Davies combined to send winger Steve Parkinson over in the corner, with stand-off Lee Marsh landing the first of his nine conversions from the touchline.

Brook’s next score came when Dave Llewellyn’s pass sent Ian Honey in under the posts, and they really clicked into top gear as they added three more tries before the break.

Lee Marsh’s kick into space saw skipper Greg Hale outpace the cover to score, then Scott and Lee Marsh combined to send Tommy Cunningham over, and Marsh was involved again when, from his chip to the corner, Dave Weldon touched down.

In the second half, Scott went over after a Honey break, before Davies burrowed over from close range, and then Chris Springford took a short pass from Scott to score.

Shevington then had no answer when Mark Webster offloaded for Cunningham to add his second try before Honey and Scott paved the way for Springford’s second.

Shevington managed a consolation effort, but Brook had the final say, taking their try tally to 12, with scores by Barry McGilvray, from a Lee Marsh offload, and Webster.