VETERAN Phil Hallsworth didn't sign off in the way he would have wanted as the Gentlemen of Moore were beaten 37-10 at fellow strugglers Holmes Chapel.
But he gave another good performance in a losing cause and admitted after the game: 'I've had a wonderful 10 years at Moore, I wish them continued success.'
Chapel were soon 11 points up and Moore weren't helped when, midway through the first half, scrum-half Dave Cook was taken off with a badly-broken arm.
Griffiths, stepping up to nine with Christie dropping from the back row to 10, neatly dummied Holmes Chapel's three-quarters for a try converted from under the posts and a four-point deficit.
But with eight changes to the Moore side which had won five from their last seven, things were always going to be tough and the in-form hosts ran away with it.