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Hutton completed their league campaign with a comfortable victory over Colne and Nelson at HQ. After securing the league title last week, the home side ran in 9 tries and conceded only 3 points as they ensured they completed the league campaign conceding less than 100 points.

The Hutton side, which had made a number of changes to their side, started very brightly and looked to use their pace at every opportunity. The first try of the game arrived early in the half, when Hutton broke through the visitors’ defence after some good handling and Jim Goulden found Ben Fleetwood in support to score under the posts. With the home side dominating the early phases of possession, the second try soon arrived, with scrum-half Craig Dootson starting and finishing a move which went through a number of sets of hands. Despite their early lead, Hutton were guilty of giving away silly penalties at the breakdown and one of these offences allowed Colne to convert a simple kick to bring the score to 14-3. Hutton got back onto the front foot with some good kicking, and from a lineout, they spun the ball wide to find Goulden in space who crossed for the third try. Another team effort resulted in the fourth try of the game. After a number of phases of play, hooker Ross Horton found himself in the line and he spun out of the tackle to drive over the line. The final try of the half came when Dootson collected the ball from the back of a midfield scrum and evaded tackles and an ankle tap to score under the posts. Andy Tobutt added his fifth conversion of the half to give Hutton a 35-3 advantage.

The second half began with Hutton taking the initiative from the restart. The home side were enjoying success at both scrums and lineouts, and another fine team effort resulted in the sixth try of the game. With players in support, Hutton created an overlap which allowed Adi Harrison to touch down. The following period of play was a little scrappy with both sides making mistakes and a series of scrums slowing the play down. When Hutton regained possession, they forced some good field positions and put the visitors’ defence under pressure. Following a break down the blindside, Andy Tobutt found himself in space and sidestepped the defence to score under the posts. The hosts squandered a couple of opportunities to add to their total, but weren’t to be denied when Tom Noott picked up from the base of the scrum and raced clear to score the eighth try of the game. Then in the final minutes of the game, another excellent piece of handling, this time by Jamie Maddock allowed Dootson to complete his hat-trick and complete the afternoon’s scoring. Tobutt added his ninth conversion of the game to give Hutton a convincing success. Hutton, who play two games in two days, now turn their attentions to cup action with a trip to Warrington in the semi final of the Lancashire Plate.

Tries: C. Dootson 3, B. Fleetwood, J.Goulden, R. Horton, A. Harrison, A. Tobutt, T. Noott

Cons: A. Tobutt 9

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