John Mooney: Myton Warriors vs West Hull
After their last-gasp victory over Skirlaugh last week, Myton Warriors were hoping to leap-frog West Hull in the NCL Premier Division at Cranbrook Avenue on Saturday but produced probably their worst performance of the season in going down 4-40. The Green and Golds, smarting from a drubbing at Egremont a week earlier, were buoyed by new signings Callum Smith and Josh Wood, both from Hull Academy, and the recent return from York of Bobby Tyson-Wilson and it was the hard-running Smith who got them on the scoresheet as early as the seventh minute when finishing off a free-flowing move in the corner.
Scott Partis, who kicked magnificently all afternoon, converted as he did for the next score a couple of minutes later when Jack Lazenby went over near the sticks after a short Ryan Steen pass. The half-back then scored near enough the posts for another six-pointer and it was all West Hull with Mytons guilty of a series of misdemeanours which left them on the back foot throughout. Smith crossed in the corner again on the half-hour, again converted by Partis, and the visitors went in 24-0 to the good at the break.
Myton held up until the hour before the outstanding Lazenby went in again after the home defence made a mess of clearing their own line - Partis hitting a post with the conversion attempt - then another shocker from the home side in-goal saw the score extended to 34-0.
The Warriors finally got on the score-sheet through Ash James but Wests ended the scoring with a couple of minutes left through Nathan Powley with youngster Keenan Stephenson taking over the kicking duties and slotting over the conversion for a resounding victory. Ryan Adamson and Aaron Pearce tried hard for the Warriors but it was a disjointed performance and they will be pleased to have next week off to put matters right.
Elsewhere Skirlaugh fought bravely against high-fying Wath Brow Hornets at Saltend but went down 16-20 and Dockers continued their revival with a 33-18 victory at Shaw Cross Sharks.