1st Team - Match centre

Latchford Albion
West Bank ARLFC
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D French, K Gamble, J Simm, R Bates, J Murphy, P Clarke, M Murphy
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Sat 6 May 14:30 - League

Bank come out on top in tough encounter

West Bank showed touches of good form in encouraging display

Latchford Albion 28 v 40 Widnes West Bank

West Bank travelled to Warrington knowing that a win was desperately required to kick start a faltering beginning to the campaign.
It was the Albion that struck first however when a smart move cut the Bears defence to shreds. 4 nil to the home team.

The Bank hit back with aggressive defence regularly keeping their opponents to minimal yardage and with Shaun McWhirter and Matty Murphy directing their teammates to impressive effect West Bank hit back with three trys in quick succession.

Firstly a cut out pass from Jack Murphy created acres of space for Dean French to touch down. A long kick early in the tackle count from Matty Murphy allowed Kevin Gamble to pressure the defence into an error to score himself and then the busy Josh Simm was unstoppable from acting half back. Three conversions, two from the touchline, from Matty Murphy pushed the Bank out to an 18-4 lead and seemingly on the way to a big win.

Latchford, though, had some impressive performers themselves and a superb run from the 2nd row split the Bank defence to bring the half time score 18-10 for the visitors.

For the first ten minutes of the 2nd stanza West Bank hit the self-destruct button allowing Latchford to run riot and two quick trys saw Albion take the lead.

The travelling supporter’s nerves were soon settled however with Latchford unable to contain the determined running of Leighton Smith, Eddie McAdam and debutant Harry Cartwright.

Ryan Bates spun out of a tackle to lead the Bank fight back with the first score and then Jack Murphy found himself on the end of nice spread to cross in the corner.

Peter Clarke then smashed his way over to put the Bank well ahead and pushing to run rampant. However a stray pass was gobbled up on the Latchford line and the winger charged the full length despite a valiant effort from Gamble to chase him down.

The Bears had the last word when Matty Murphy touched down his own finely weighted chip to the line. Having converted all the previous scores he surprisingly missed the easiest of the lot. Shaun Blythin and Jamie Edge also impressed for the Bank.

New head coaches Lee Joyner and Simon Quinn had plenty to be enthused about as they plan for the remainder of the season.


Key moments

5:00
Try Try for Latchford Albion
12:00
Try Dean French scores for West Bank ARLFC
13:00
Conversion Matty Murphy kicks a conversion for West Bank ARLFC
15:00
Try Kevin Gamble scores for West Bank ARLFC
16:00
Conversion Matty Murphy kicks a conversion for West Bank ARLFC
20:00
Try Josh Simm scores for West Bank ARLFC
21:00
Conversion Matty Murphy kicks a conversion for West Bank ARLFC
30:00
Try Try for Latchford Albion
31:00
Conversion Conversion for Latchford Albion
45:00
Try Try for Latchford Albion
46:00
Conversion Conversion for Latchford Albion
47:00
Try Try for Latchford Albion
48:00
Conversion Conversion for Latchford Albion
50:00
Try Ryan Bates scores for West Bank ARLFC
51:00
Conversion Matty Murphy kicks a conversion for West Bank ARLFC
60:00
Try Jack Murphy scores for West Bank ARLFC
61:00
Conversion Matty Murphy kicks a conversion for West Bank ARLFC
65:00
Try Peter Clarke scores for West Bank ARLFC
66:00
Conversion Matty Murphy kicks a conversion for West Bank ARLFC
75:00
Try Try for Latchford Albion
76:00
Conversion Conversion for Latchford Albion
79:00
Try Matty Murphy scores for West Bank ARLFC

Highlights

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79:00 Try 28 - 40
Matty Murphy scores for West Bank ARLFC
76:00 Conversion 28 - 36
Conversion for Latchford Albion
75:00 Try 26 - 36
Try for Latchford Albion
66:00 Conversion 22 - 36
Matty Murphy kicks a conversion for West Bank ARLFC
65:00 Try 22 - 34
Peter Clarke scores for West Bank ARLFC
61:00 Conversion 22 - 30
Matty Murphy kicks a conversion for West Bank ARLFC
60:00 Try 22 - 28
Jack Murphy scores for West Bank ARLFC
51:00 Conversion 22 - 24
Matty Murphy kicks a conversion for West Bank ARLFC
50:00 Try 22 - 22
Ryan Bates scores for West Bank ARLFC
48:00 Conversion 22 - 18
Conversion for Latchford Albion
47:00 Try 20 - 18
Try for Latchford Albion
46:00 Conversion 16 - 18
Conversion for Latchford Albion
45:00 Try 14 - 18
Try for Latchford Albion
End of period 1
31:00 Conversion 10 - 18
Conversion for Latchford Albion
30:00 Try 8 - 18
Try for Latchford Albion
21:00 Conversion 4 - 18
Matty Murphy kicks a conversion for West Bank ARLFC
20:00 Try 4 - 16
Josh Simm scores for West Bank ARLFC
16:00 Conversion 4 - 12
Matty Murphy kicks a conversion for West Bank ARLFC
15:00 Try 4 - 10
Kevin Gamble scores for West Bank ARLFC
13:00 Conversion 4 - 6
Matty Murphy kicks a conversion for West Bank ARLFC
12:00 Try 4 - 4
Dean French scores for West Bank ARLFC
5:00 Try 4 - 0
Try for Latchford Albion
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Latchford Albion
  • West Bank ARLFC
  • 0
  • Try 5:00'
  • Dean French Try 12:00'
  • Matty Murphy Conversion 13:00'
  • Kevin Gamble Try 15:00'
  • Matty Murphy Conversion 16:00'
  • Josh Simm Try 20:00'
  • Matty Murphy Conversion 21:00'
  • Try 30:00'
  • Conversion 31:00'
  • Try 45:00'
  • Conversion 46:00'
  • Try 47:00'
  • Conversion 48:00'
  • Ryan Bates Try 50:00'
  • Matty Murphy Conversion 51:00'
  • Jack Murphy Try 60:00'
  • Matty Murphy Conversion 61:00'
  • Peter Clarke Try 65:00'
  • Matty Murphy Conversion 66:00'
  • Try 75:00'
  • Conversion 76:00'
  • Matty Murphy Try 79:00'

Team selection

Bates, Ryan Bates, Ryan
Cartwright, Harry Cartwright, Harry
Murphy, Martin Murphy, Martin
Blythin, Shaun Blythin, Shaun
McAdam, Eddie McAdam, Eddie
Murphy, Jack Murphy, Jack
Murphy, Matty Murphy, Matty
McWhirter, Shaun McWhirter, Shaun
Fenlon, Keiran Fenlon, Keiran
Simm, Josh Simm, Josh
Edge, Jamie Edge, Jamie
Gamble, Kevin Gamble, Kevin
French, Dean French, Dean

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