Sat 19 Sep 2015

Hutton RFC
Pendle RUFC

After last weeks home win, Pendle travelled to Preston on Saturday looking to back it up with another against tough opponents....Hutton.
   On a beautiful late summers afternoon Pendle opened the scoring after only a few minutes, when Carl Wiseman caught a clearance kick and carried into the heart of the Hutton defence ,the ball was quickly recycled after going to ground out to Sonny Waddington who stood up his opposite number and outpaced him to score between the posts, Rob Lawless added the conversion.
Moments  later Pendle scored their second from a turnover at the ruck which was moved wide to Alex Woodcock who proceeded to carve a path through the Hutton defence to score under the posts, again Rob Lawless' conversion sailed over to add the extras.
   The next on the score sheet was Liam Canning who was putting in his usual excellent performance at number 8.
Pendle had won a scrum on their own 22, Danny Rowland broke down the blindside and passed inside to Canning who then sprinted a full 50m to touchdown in the corner.
By now Hutton realised they were going to have problems trying to handle  Pendle's incredible pace from backs and forwards alike.
   The next two scores came from powerful centre Alex Woodcock, the first when Sonny Waddington caught a kickoff ball and fed Lawless who beat two defenders and offloaded to Woodcock who found space and scored making the score 26-0  after the conversion.
Woodcock's third try of the day came after Pendle won a scrum against the head and moved the ball away from contact to him to race in and score.
The next on the scoresheet was Pendle's New Zealand prop Caleb White, after a lineout in Pendles 22 the ball was rapidly moved down the blindside where Liam Canning found space behind the Hutton defence quick recycled ball from Rowland was fed to White who smashed through the opposition defence and scored a well worked team try.
Shaye McCulloch, playing at fly half added his name to the scoresheet having side stepped the Hutton player in front of him after Lawless had drawn the defenders and passed to him.
The final try of the day came from Paul McGladdery, Pendles hard working forwards won another scrum against the head and the ball was passed out to the blindside where McGladdery raced onto it and crossed the try line to ground the ball in the corner and Lawless added the extras from an incredible kick from the touchline.
Every single Pendle player gave100% on the pitch on a very hot day and their efforts were applauded by their travelling support and opposition alike.
Full credit must also be given to a Hutton side that never gave in and carried on pressing Pendle right to the final whistle.