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Your News Ellesmere Port 5 - Hutton 44

Hutton made the trip down the M6 to take on Ellesmere Port in the third round of the EDF Junior Vase. Conditions were blustery and the narrow pitch was going to test both sides. Early exchanges found Hutton camped in the home sides half but strong defence and a spirited display from Port kept the visitors at bay. After another sustained period of pressure, good handling from the backs put Jim Goulden into the corner for the first try of the game, 5-0. The home sides response was positive and they drew level when a quick tap penalty allowed a score from close range. It was then Huttons turn to exert some pressure and good interplay found Craig Cameron who touched down for the second try, Andy Tobutts conversion made it 12-5. With a little more structure to their play, Hutton found themselves with better territory and were rewarded when Jim Goulden found space on the wing to score his second try of the game, 17-5. Hutton took this 12 point advantage into the half-time break.

With the wind behind them, Hutton began the second half taking the initiative from the kick off. A blind side break from Craig Dootson put winger James Swarbrick in space and he showed good speed to outpace the defence to score Huttons fourth try. The pack was beginning to dominate the scrum and a midfield turnover allowed Hutton to extend their lead to 25-5 when Andy Tobutt slotted a penalty. Forcing the home side back at every opportunity, Hutton then scored their fifth try of the afternoon when good support play from backs and forwards, resulted in Kevin Strange diving over from close range, Tobutts conversion making it 32-5. Hutton were now playing with more confidence and added to their total when Paul Johnson was on hand to finish off an excellent team move and make the score 37-5. The scoring was complete when Andy Tobutt made a blindside break and raced through to dive over, and then converting his try took the score to 44-5.

A good second half performance killed off Ports resistance and secured Huttons passage to the next round. The unbeaten start to the season continues and next week sees a return to league action with a top of the table clash against Tarleton.

Tries: J.Goulden 2, C.Cameron, J.Swarbrick, K.Strange, P.Johnson, A.Tobutt

Cons: A.Tobutt 3

Pens: A.Tobutt

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