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Your News Windermere 9 - Hutton 32

After last weeks cancellation, Hutton returned to action against Windermere and to the scene of their only league defeat last season. Huttons preparations were affected with some of the team being delayed by traffic problems, but the side were focused on securing a second win in a row.

Hutton began the game brightly and were on top in the early exchanges of play, with a greater share of possession and territory. Playing with a slight breeze behind them, Hutton kicked well into the corners and forced Windermere onto the back foot. The visitors pack had the upper hand and used their rolling mauls to good effect and following an infringement by the home side, Hutton took the lead through Andy Tobutts penalty. The first try of the game followed minutes later as Jim Goulden found a huge gap in the Windermere defence to break clear and touch down underneath the posts. Tobutt added the extras to take Huttons advantage to 10-0. Hutton were enjoying a good spell in the game and midway through the half they extended their lead further. A rolling maul took the ball into the home sides 22 and Pete Sanderson finished off a move he started on the opposite wing after some great support play which saw the ball pass through each backs hands. Tobutts conversion took the score to 17-0. The home side responded well and tried to unsettle Hutton at every opportunity, and after a series of penalties were given against Hutton, a kick in front of the posts gave Windermere their first points of the afternoon. After gathering the restart, Hutton nearly went further ahead but a turnover gave the home side the chance to clear their lines. The final minutes of the half saw Windermere gather some momentum and a drop goal with the last kick brought the half time score to 17-6.

Windermere resumed the second half with Hutton knowing that the next score in the game would be crucial to the outcome. A few more penalties were creeping into the half as both sides were being penalised at the breakdown. Hutton were reduced to 14 men as Adam Livermore was sin-binned and from the resulting penalty Windermere pulled the score back to 17-9. However, within minutes, the home side were down to 14 and the 11-point cushion was restored when Tobutt knocked over a penalty after the home side were guilty of offences at the tackle area. At 20-9, the home side missed a long range penalty and then both sides were reduced to 13 men following an off-the-ball incident. Hutton took control of the game when a kick into the corner gave them a lineout on the 5m line. After securing good ball, the pack rolled towards the line and Brad Horton controlled the drive to crash over from close range. The hosts mounted a couple more attacks but were unable to break through the Hutton defence, and after being held up on the line, Hutton kicked clear and set up on halfway. In the closing minutes, Hutton completed the scoring. From the base of the scrum, Ross Horton picked up and charged for the line, and when he was held up just short of the line, Adam Livermore was in support to dive over. Tobutts conversion took the score to 32-9.

This was another encouraging performance from the team, and with another trip up the M6 to Hawcoat Park next week, Hutton should look towards securing a fourth league win.

Tries: J. Goulden, P. Sanderson, B. Horton, A. Livermore

Conv: A. Tobutt 3

Pens: A. Tobutt 2

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