Five from five for flying Thorne

FIVE-STAR Thornensians continued their remarkable recent run of form with a 29-3 win over Old Modernians at Coulman Road.

The bonus point victory took Thorne to five consecutive wins following the midweek 15-3 victory at Rossington which took them into the quarter finals of the Yorkshire Silver Trophy.

Last Saturday saw another spirited performance from the whole side with tremendous pressure exerted on the Leeds opposition throughout.

A try from skipper Adam Lloyd open the afternoon’s scoring with Olly Cox converting.

Ricky Tipper added a drop goal before centre Luke Marsden crashed over with a converted try.

Modernians hit back with a penalty before the break but Thorne went in with a commanding 17-3 lead.

The second half saw the introduction of flanker Dan Pearce and promising prop Gareth Stent for injured duo Robert Moffatt and Mike Roodt.

James Fenwick and winger Brett Hunt both touched down after the break with the latter converted by Cox.

Flying winger Danny Gilbert came off the bench for centre Phil Raper.

Coach Mick Holt faces a selection dilemma for the visit of York Railway Institute on Saturday (2.15pm).

Several players look set to make a return from injury or unavailability and Holt will be faced with big decisions following the recent good form.

Coulman Road will play host to South Yorkshire U14s’ triangular tournament clashes with East Yorkshire and North and Central Yorkshire on Wednesday February 17 and Sunday February 27 respectively.

On February 20 the club will also host Yorkshire Schools U15s match with Cardiff Schools from 2pm.

Comedy hypnotist Paul Hazell will appear at the club on Saturday March 5 from 8pm with tickets priced at £5 per couple available from (01405) 741786.