Watson fires treble for free-scoring rugby club

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A HAT-TRICK from the prolific Ben Watson saw Whitby RFC comfortably beat lowly Seamer Sports Reserves at Whitby Rugby Club on Saturday.

The home manager was forced into a reshuffle as Steele was suspended and Stamforth in Paris.

Mike Headlam came in at left back and the home side side dominated from the off, taking the lead when Brown released Craig who crossed for Watson to finish from five yards.

The second arrived 10 minutes later when Kilpatrick released Watson, who lashed home as the home side led 2-0 at the break.

The second half saw Seamer come back into the game and grab a way back in on 62 minutes when a goalmouth scramble saw Inglis clear off the line but the striker couldn’t miss with keeper and defender on the ground and somehow it was game on with 27 minutes to go.

This seemed to wake the home side up and the vital third goal came to the home team and it was the free-scoring Watson who completed this treble.

Hogarth made it 4-1 six minutes later when he raced clear from Craig’s through ball and lifted over the keeper, injurying himself with a cut to the eye in the process and was replaced by Dan Wilson.

Seamer grabbed a second goal when a long cross forward was nodded home and referee Graham chose to ignore the home flag for offside and the goal was awarded on 82 minutes.

But Whitby RFC had the last laugh and grabbed a fifth when Kilpatrick crossed for Craig who tapped home and completed an easy day at the office for the free-scoring club.

Whitby RFC 5 Seamer Sports Reserves 2