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Friday, 19 September 2014

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Benny's too strong for doomed Furness

St Benedict's were too strong for relegated Furness when they won 41-14 in south Cumbria.

With four of their remaining six North Lancs Cumbria games to be played at home, Benny’s are hoping to finish strongly and end in the top half of the table.

They scored after only three minutes when a Furness clearance kick was fielded by Russell Burns who sliced through, before linking with Kurt Maudling to put Daniel Appleton over in the corner for an unconverted try.

Three minutes later, however, Furness grabbed the lead when a Ryan Fisher clearance kick was charged down and the home side scored under the posts, and added the conversion.

Strong forward play by Scott Wood and Jamie Jardine laid the foundations for winger Ross Anderson’s first try for the senior team. Gavin Maudling and Stephen Routledge were involved and, after two phases, hooker Kristian Wood put Anderson over in the corner.

The best try of the game came on 20 minutes when man of the match Scott Wood broke from a scrum. Half-backs Routledge and Kyle Hiddleston linked with Kurt Maudling looping round to take the pass and go in for the score with Kristian Wood converted.

Before half-time both Burns and Routledge were desperately closer to increasing the Benny’s lead.

Early second-half pressure by Benny’s earned them a penalty which Kristian Wood put over.

Then Scott Wood made half-way from a break and prop Craig Halligan went another 30 yards before off-loading to Kurt Maudling who went in under the posts. Kristian Wood converted.

Benny’s continued to put on the pressure and after good work by Hiddleston and James Taylor centre Daniel Appleton raced in for a try which Kristain Wood converted.

The final Benny’s try 10 minutes from the end was a well-worked effort scored by Gavin Maudling. Kristian Wood converted.

Some sloppy defending by Benny’s allowed Furness to score a late converted try.

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