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Bank Quay Bulls win Warrington Cup for 10th consecutive year
9:36am Tuesday 11th September 2012 in Sport
Bank Quay Bulls 26 Crosfields 6
BANK Quay Bulls retained the Carlsberg Warrington Cup for the 10th consecutive season with a 26-6 victory over Crosfields at the Halliwell Jones Stadium .
A healthy crowd saw both teams rip into each other from the first whistle and though Quay created the early chances the Soap defence was resolute.
On 20 minutes Soap turned defence into attack and Matty Barber charged over from close range with stand off Jack Reid adding the extras.
Crosfields were building in confidence and the sin binning of Bank Quay’s loose forward Anthony Braide for offside on 27 minutes gave them a chance to extend their lead, but the Bank Quay defence held firm until half time.
With their coach's voice still ringing in their ears Bank Quay emerged a different team in the second half and it took just two minutes for second row Matty Wilson to narrow the gap to two points taking three would-be tacklers over the line with him on a rampaging run.
Ten minutes later Craig White supplied a lovely pass to captain Danny Woods, who beat the Soap full back to put Quay in front for the first time at 8-6.
Bank Quay were starting to play some quality rugby and three minutes later a good kick from Chris Forster caused havoc in the Crosfields defence for evergreen winger Ste Caley to pick up the pieces and feed centre Danny Shaw for a try by the posts. Craig White added the extras as Quay led 14-6 with 26 minutes remaining.
Bulls' forwards were beginning to dominate their counterparts, allowing the Quay back line to express themselves, and with 15 minutes remaining a towering bomb from Craig White was fumbled by the Soap defence and White followed up for the easiest of scores. His conversion put Quay 14 points to the good and virtually sealed the victory.
With five minutes remaining man of the match Bank Quay’s fullback Eddie Vaughan put the icing on the cake when taking a reverse pass from Paul Cragg and sweeping past the tiring Soap defence for the try of the night. Craig White converted to give a final score of 26-6.
Bank Quay Bulls: Eddie Vaughan, Ste Caley, Danny Shaw, Darren Forshaw, Kiel Hillman, Chris Forster, Craig White, Scot Davidson, Danny Forster, Nick Braide, Danny Woods, Matty Wilson, Anthony Braide, Jason Garrity, Paul Cragg, Ste Bird, Mike Stewart.