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Rugby union: Parkonians 77 Helsby 0

Parkonians 77 Helsby 0

Parkonians 77 Helsby 0

THE heavy scoreline was hardly a surprise for under-strength Helsby on Saturday.

The visitors could muster only 14 players, and three of those were carrying knocks sustained the previous week.

Due to having to chase up players on the morning of the game, Helsby arrived late and had little time to warm-up before the match kicked-off.

Parkonians soon had them under the cosh and their centre broke through some poor tackling to open the scoring. The home side made their numerical advantage in the pack pay and, when Helsby lost ball against the head at a couple of scrums, they broke down the blind side for the next two tries.

A missed penalty attempt added to Helsby’s misery before Parks added two more scores to take a 29-0 lead into the break.

The tries continues to come thick and fast after the restart. No fewer than eight more scores were added against a tiring Helsby outfit.

Despite an ankle injury, Kev Ryder put in some good work and younger brother Luke had another sound game at full-back. Helsby’s man of the match was No8 John Cook.

Christleton won 53-7 at Waterloo 3rds on Saturday in the University of Salford League.

 

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