It’s heaven 17 for on-song Wath

Joe Earp charges in for a big tackle in Wath's victory over Hessle.
Joe Earp charges in for a big tackle in Wath's victory over Hessle.

DESPITE blooding several young players Wath maintained their perfect season with a 48-5 win in terrible weather at Hessle.

The victory was Wath’s 17th in 17 matches and saw them move within two points of breaking the 800 scoremark for the season.

The young guns certainly fired but Wath were on the receiving end themselves in the early stages of the clash.

Hessle started the brightest as Wath struggled to take hold of the game and the hosts grabbed a deserved try on 19 minutes.

But this was to be their last scoring influence on the game as Wath responded in fine fashion.

What threatened to be a terrible first half soon exploded into life with the four–try bonus point secured in a brilliant eight minutes of rugby.

The pack steamrollered the opposition to provide the backs with the quick balls they thrived on.

Adam West went over twice in as many minutes as Wath repeatedly ran the ball back, scoring from the kick off.

Outside–half Joe Bartlett, set up the third try with a sublime break through the middle before offloading to back row Joe Earp who had a clear run to the line.

Top scorer Matthew Burrows crashed over next to secure the bonus point before the break, as the Wath scrum proved too powerful for the opposition.

Debutant winger Robert Booth showed good strength to power over early in the second half.

Wath maintained their frantic pace despite the terrible conditions and Burrow went over for a second on a great personal afternoon which saw him convert four tries.

Lock Arran Tasker was next on the scoresheet on his first start of the season, as he exploited a gap and raced over from 10 metres.

The final try came from veteran prop Simon Butterworth who swivelled his way over.

Wath take a break from the league this week to travel to local rivals Hemsworth in the Yorkshire Silver Trophy.

Wath Colts ended a two year undefeated home record for Wheatley Hills with a 10-5 triumph courtesy of tries from skipper Josh Bird and winger Liam Platts.

The Colts have a strong chance of making the league play–offs this season.