Pair hit hat-tricks in Whitby side’s rout

WHITBY RFC strolled to victory over Ganton as they smashed 10 unanswered goals on a boiling hot day at the showfield.

Whitby started on the front foot and found the away side stubborn as they got men behind the ball.

The lead came on 25 minutes when Mike Brennan found the net from close range, before a superb strike from Ben Hogarth in the left hand corner made it 2-0.

It was soon three as Hogarth justified his manager’s decision to move up top by scoring a superb individual effort.

He cut inside two defenders before lashing into the opposite corner from 25 yards as the home side led 3-0 at the break.

The second half was now damage limitation but the Rugby Club were superb and scored seven without reply.

In truth, it could have been double that amount as Hogarth completed his hat-trick, Simon Taylor replaced the injured Damon Craig and despite fluffing his lines on two occasions he also scored a treble.

Mike Brennan added his second of the game and there were even time for goals from James Inglis and subsitute Dean Abbott as the rout was completed.

Dan Brown impressed in the midfield and with a clean sheet for the home side it was just about the perfect day.

Stuart Hancock picked up the man of the match award for the rugby club.

Whitby RFC 10 Ganton 0