Kinsley back on track with Broncos win

Adam Cooke was in good form Kinsley. Picture: Mike Roby.
Adam Cooke was in good form Kinsley. Picture: Mike Roby.

Pennine League Division Four title-contenders Kinsley Raiders bounced back from the previous week’s 44-4 defeat at leaders Queensbury with Saturday’s 38-20 victory against Beeston Broncos.

Playing uphill in heavy conditions, Kinsley were only 18-10 behind at half-time against large, strong running opponents.

Second rower Chris Sewell and winger Ash Wild scored first-half tries, with stand-off Dave Gorton kicking one conversion.

With the slope in their favour, Raiders turned the game round in the second period, scoring 28 points and restricting Beeston to just two points.

Great work by Ad Morley, Lee Trigg, John Williams, Ben Lyons and Adam Cooke provided the platform for half-backs Gorton and Stu Moran to show their silky skills.

Slick handling led to superbly executed tries.

Stu Stogden scored from a flowing move that came straight off the training field and Lewis Stogden bagged a well deserved try.

Wild finished a delightful move involving Gorton and Moran.

Williams powered past four players to score and Moran’s neat chip set up Stu Stogden’s second try.

Skipper Dave Stogden won the Kinsley Timber MOM award. He also won the Neil Martin Flooring top tackler award with 31.

Wild and Lyons were the next highest in the tackle count.

Raiders thanked sponsors Marvel Gardens and The Lunch Box in Fitzwilliam for their support. Kinsley, who are three points behind leaders Queensbury, host second bottom Silsden on Saturday.