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Makeshift Sharks defeated at Lock Lane

4 months ago By Ben McKenna

Lock Lane 52-8 Shaw Cross Sharks

Shaw Cross Sharks lost for only the second time away from home this season after suffering heavy defeat against Lock Lane.

The Sharks were forced into naming a makeshift squad for the game but head coach Brett Turner gave nothing but credit to the players who took to the field on Saturday.

“I didn’t have a team at half 11 today, John Rourke and Greg Wilby played today through injuries, the players that were here done their best, it was just one of those days on the field today,” said Turner.

“I can’t say a lot wrong about the lads that were here today, some people have let us down and there is a lack of commitment.

“Lock Lane played very well they scored some really good tries but we gave them a lot as well.”

The hosts got off to the perfect start after a break through the middle from Danny Sowerby.

The stand-off gave the show and go and passed it to his full-back who went over close to the posts.

Lock Lane then added another two tries to give themselves a 16 point cushion with just under half an hour played.

Shaw Cross replied with a try from centre Benjamin Spaven. Sam Ottewell moved the ball wide to the centre who broke the tackle to get over in the corner.

Half-time came at the wrong time for the Sharks who were slowly coming into the game after scoring.

Just before the break Danny Flowers and Brandan French combined and threw the ball back inside to Ottewell but the referee blew his whistle for a forward pass.

Lock Lane began the second-half the brightest and were rewarded with the first try of the half.

The hooker jinked his way through the line and touched down by the posts.

Spaven soon added his second as Shaw Cross aimed to get a grip on the game.

The Sharks kept the ball alive through the tackles with a number of offloads before Ottewell sent a looping ball out to Spaven who darted to the line to score.

Lock Lane began to run away with the game thanks to three quick-fire tries with the Lane full-back completing his hat-trick to take the scores to 40-8

The hosts scored their eighth try of the afternoon thanks to their prop who gathered a loose ball and raced 70 metres to score.

The number 14 for Lock Lane scored the final try of the game after he picked up the ball after it came free and raced to score.

Shaw Cross host Hunslet Warriors on Saturday (2:30pm) as they aim to get back on track.

Updated 17:30 - 2 Jul 2017 by Ben McKenna

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