Rugby Club blast 16 in two games against Ganton

WHITBY RFC took the points against lowly Ganton, but suffered a huge second half drop in performance as they won 6-1.

Whitby were superb in the first 45 minutes and led through Hogarth when he drilled low.

Two minutes later Brown scored a lovely effort from 18 yards out following good work from Hogarth, Inglis and Rhucroft, before Hogarth got his second on 40 minutes as they led 3-0 at the break.

The second half saw a drop in performance from the away side, but Hogarth and Brown missed glorious chances to extend the lead, before Ganton pulled one back on 65 minutes when a failed offside trap left Fish exposed and the striker cooly finished.

Whitby RFC got their act together in the final 10 minutes and man of the match Rhucroft scored from a tight angle before Steele netted a penalty and subsitute Watson added the sixth.

The rugby club have racked up a huge 16 goals in two league games against the league’s perennial strugglers.

They now look to a tough tie against recently relegated Flixton, who are now a divison higher, in round three of the League Trophy on Saturday (5 Nov).

Manager Chris Headlam was happy with another win.

“We played well first half, the only disappointment being we were only three up at the break,” he said.

“The second half saw us make changes and slack off and we cannot do that this Saturday against Flixton, but I’m confident we can cause a shock as not many will expect us to win this one.”

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