Sat 12
1st XV
52
-
18
League
Silloth
J Chisnall (2), J Todhunter (4), A McCrickerd, D Wordsworth
Tries
T Lawson (6)
Conversions
HOT TODDY SCORCHES TIGERS WITH AWESOME FOURSOME

HOT TODDY SCORCHES TIGERS WITH AWESOME FOURSOME

By John Hastings
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Workington 52 Silloth 18


Just as Workington cannot seem to buy a victory on their travels so far this season, so they continue to entrench The Ellis into an impregnable fortress as they registered their 3rd successive win at HQ with a comprehensive 52 - 18 triumph against Silloth Tigers.

After romping to the Cumbria League Two last season with a 100% record, Silloth have struggled so far in League One this season and arrived still looking for their first victory.

Workington wasted no time in taking the lead - in fact, barely a minute - as their opening onslaught into Silloth territory ended with John Chisnall slicing his way through to touch down for an unconverted try.

Silloth recovered swiftly and within 5 minutes reduced the arrears with a well taken penalty. But on 13 minutes, Workington increased their lead when Jack Todhunter finished off a well choreographed pass and move sequence to breeze home for a try that was easily converted by Tom Lawson.

Once again, Silloth refused to buckle and five minutes later caught the Zebras' defence napping and punished them accordingly with an unconverted dry to make it 12 - 8.

From here, the game was on a knife edge as both sides exchanged fiercely contested scrums and creative play as well as doughty containment.

But after seeing through the pressure, Workington raised it and with Lawson, as they cut Silloth to pieces by whipping the ball through several hands before Andrew McCrickerd stormed into the corner for the hosts' third try.

Two minutes into the second half, Todhunter wrapped up a Bonus Point for the Zebras as he thundered home to claim his second try with Lawson again converting effortlessly.

Silloth again would not be put off and on 50 minutes, their patience was rewarded with another unconverted try.

But any designs on a comeback were well and truly obliterated by Workington with three quickfire tries in eight minutes, with Chisnall bagging his second before Todhunter bulldozed his way through a bewildered Silloth defence to register his hat-trick and then took advantage of tiredness in the visitors' ranks to poach a fourth try for himself. All three tries were converted by Lawson.

Things went from bad to worse for Silloth as a yellow card saw them finish the game with 14 men and the Zebras made the extra man count with another try five minutes from time when another fine attacking phase was rounded off by David Wordsworth under the posts to bring up 50 points and set up Lawson with an easy conversion.

Silloth did have the last word in stoppage time as they capitalised on Workington easing up by scoring their third try of the afternoon.

The result leaves Workington sixth in the Cumbria League One table and they will hope to finally cure their travel sickness next week when they make the short trip to take on Whitehaven.

By John Hastings @ The ESG

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Match details

Match date

Sat 12, Oct 2019

Kickoff

TBC

Competition

Cumbria 1

League position

6
Workington
13
Silloth
Jack Todhunter

Player of the match

Jack Todhunter