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Colne's All Blacks have comfortable win over Clitheroe
COLNE hosted local rivals Clitheroe on Saturday in a game that was must win for both teams.
Both were looking for their first win of the season and the visitors elected to have the wind at their backs for the first half and Colne were to receive the kick.
A clean catch from Colne gave them possession just outside their own half. Good forward play from the Colne pack gained the hard yards up field giving the Clitheroe defence a tough time.
The All Blacks were playing some good free-flowing rugby. Link-ups between forwards and backs put them in a commanding position with an early try from the back of the scrum. Colne had the upper hand at the scrum but an early injury forced them to make a change.
The all blacks were playing some quality rugby, gaining yards and finding gaps with Callum Kinnane running moves through the back line.
Good cover from Jordan Sunderland gave them space to pass the ball around – something which has been lacking in the first couple of games.
Half time was looming and Colne were 19-0 up with tries from M Tindall, D Sykes and A Padgett, giving the visitors a lot of work to do.
Clitheroe always put 100 per cent into every game, and with this in mind the half time talk was about maintaining pressure and shutting out the hard Clitheroe attacks.
Colne started the second half firing on a cylinders with a total of six unanswered tries were scored from both forwards and backs .
Howard Wick gained his first of the season after being out with a knee injury.
Clitheroe were in trouble but stuck at the game for the whole 80 minutes defending with everything they had, their number 6 making more than one try saving tackle.
The All Blacks are back on the road again at the weekend with a trip to Broughton.
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