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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Panthers pounced on by quickfire Glossop

Tynedale Panthers 12 Glossop 58

TYNEDALE Panthers tasted defeated for the first time this season, and it was comprehensive one at that as they went down 58-12 at home to Glossop.

The home side were simply taken by surprise at how quickly the travellers had come racing out of the traps, falling behind early on.

Two quick tries from Glossop’s number nine and 11 put them in control from early on, but the margin remained at 10 points with Scholes, their kicker, failing to convert either score.

Reeling from the early setbacks, the Panthers pounced back and registered two tries of their own courtesy of Maddie Oliver and Katy Bridges.

With Hannah Illingworth converting one, Tynedale had a slender lead of two points as the excitement starting to build. They could not hold onto their advantage until the half time whistle though as Glossop recorded a third try, and it was all to play for with the scores at 15-12 in the visitors’ favour.

Glossop changed their tactics for the second half and their new style of kicking long for their number 11 to sprint away proved effective, the pacy lass sprinting away from the Tynedale defence to score on three more occasions.

In a hard game in which both teams suffered injuries, Tynedale put in some brave tackles with Illingworth, Lydia Chadwick, Lindsey Tait and Bridges all putting in tough challenges.

Despite this, Glossop ran away with the game and moved themselves up to third place by ending as 58-12 victors.

It does not get any easier for the Panthers as their next game will see them travel to league leaders Liverpool St Helens on Sunday.

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