Club Sponsor - East Lancashire Box
Lanes Group plc
Sat 01
1st XV
29
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28
League
Hull
L Allen (5)
Penalties
S Humberstone (2)J Lord , P Mills
Tries
W Langkilde, R Kay, M Adlard, J StaffordL Allen (2)
Conversions
S Humberstone
ROSSENDALE 29   HULL 28

ROSSENDALE 29 HULL 28

By Paul Kilshaw
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A real 'nailbiter' but just the start to the season Rossendale were looking for as they edged it against one of North Premier promotion hopefuls Hull by the odd point.


They might well have been outscored on the try count two to four but they were the side that put the opposition under pressure leaving the boot of Lewis Allen with five penalties and two conversions to convert into points

Rossendale were first on the score sheet with a penalty from Allen but Hull hit back with a converted try to take the lead. However two further penalties from Allen restored the advantage before Hull crossed with the interval approaching to regain the lead 9-12 at half time.

A penalty from Allen levelled matters but Hull came back again with a try but from penalty line out the pack showed great control to drive Jordan Lord over, Allen adding the conversion to put Rossendale in front for a third time.

A penalty from Hull put the Yorkshire side ahead again only for Allen to 'turn the table' with his fifth 'pot' at goal.

With the match really in 'see-saw' mode keeping the crowd on edge throughout second half, a penalty by Hull afforded them a one point lead.
With the game coming into the final minutes and tension building, a break down the left by Lord, an inside pass to the supporting Aaron Perry and from quick recycled ball at the breakdown, Allen sent out the perfect pass to Phil Mills who broke the defensive line to scoot in under the posts leaving Allen with the formality of the conversion to take the match.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 01, Sep 2018

Kickoff

15:00

Competition

North Premier

League position

7
Rossendale
8
Hull