Rylands Sharks A 32 East Manchester Rangers 10
RYLANDS ran out comfortable winners against a plucky Manchester outfit.
The Sharks were quickly on the scoreboard when good work from half back Chris Meacock enabled Matty Ryan to touch down after only five minutes, with Sam Brinksman converting.
The hosts kept the pressure up and were rewarded on 22 minutes when Sharks' fullback Alex Hodgson crossed the whitewash, Brinksman again converting.
East Manchester pulled a try back on the half hour mark through hooker Allan Khonje with Jadric Olajide adding the extras.
But five minutes later Rylands answered back with a second try for Matty Ryan with Brinksman converting to give the Sharks an 18-6 advantage at the turnaround.
The second period began like the first with Rylands quickly increasing their lead with a second try for Hodgson after 48 minutes.
As the visitors began to tire, Rylands piled on the pressure and after 60 minutes hooker Ben Kenwright got his name on the score sheet with a well-taken try.
Then 10 minutes later the home side were in again with Neil Evans scoring in the corner converted by Brinksman.
Rangers never gave up the fight and got some reward for their efforts when loose forward Joe Regan touchdown with 80 minutes played.
Best for Rylands were man-of-the-match Mike Lager, Matty Ryan, Mal Mason, and Alex Hodgson while Dougie Saya shone for the visitors.
Rylands Alex Hodgson, Richard Clancy, Sam Brinksman, Neil Evans, Jason Brooks, Matty Ryan, Chris Meacock, Mike Lager, Ben Cartwright, Mark McArdle, Russ Clarke, Iain Ratcliffe, Mal Mason, Jimmy Harrison, Anthony Poole, Matty Mairs, Matty Barber.