MOORE’S Brooke Edgley Specialist Technical Services Shield campaign came to an end 22-5 in a hard-fought battle with St Helens side Ruskin Park.

The game was evenly balanced for much of the first 20 minutes, with the ball in play mostly between the two sides’ 22 metre lines and some brilliant defensive work on show.

However, Ruskin broke the deadlock as they recycled the ball well and shipped it wide to take a 5-0 lead.

Moore roared back and after a period of sustained pressure following a tap penalty, Jack Harvey carried it over the line for 5-5 at the break.

The second period was played in much the same vein with space and time at a premium.

Moore looked more threatening in the first 10 minutes but the Moss Lane men were unable to get the break they needed.

Ruskin scored a second try after a long lineout was overthrown and their flanker at the back was able to collect and score a 40-metre individual effort.

Moore were struck a blow as Robinson departed with an ankle injury, meaning they had to resort to two forwards at centre.

This allowed the Ruskin centre time to step through to score.

A further try was added a few minutes later as Ruskin again moved the ball wide and scored in the corner to wrap up the win.

This Saturday Moore host Macclesfield with a 2.15pm kick-off.