Moore 41 Didsbury Toc H 17

MOORE took full advantage of a slip-up from rivals Manchester to close the gap on second place in Division Three South of the North West Intermediate League.

After comfortably racking up their ninth straight win against Didsbury Toc H’s thirds, the Black and Golds are now just one point behind their rivals after they lost at Sefton.

The hosts were quick out of the blocks at Moss Lane and stormed into a 19-0 lead as Sam Craven, Jack Harvey and Max Holland crossed early.

Moore then lost Holland to the sin bin and Didsbury duly pulled one back, but Craven doubled his tally to ensure an immediate response.

Matt Bradshaw broke through to score just after the break and that seemingly wrapped the game up before Didsbury responded with yet another try.

Discipline then proved a sticking point again as Tony Fretwell was sin-binned for a high tackle, but the scored remained unchanged until he re-emerged thanks to some excellent Moore defence.

Henry Frankling and Joe Pidgeon then rounded off the scoring for Moore, who move onto a trip to Knutsford – the last side to beat them in the league – on Saturday, kick off 2.15pm.