Crosfields 22 Clock Face Miners 0

IAN Boden was pleased with how his Crosfields side kept faith with their game plan to defy horrendous weather conditions on Saturday.

Soap managed to get their game on despite the torrential rain and were rewarded with a superb victory over newly-promoted Clock Face Miners, who were kept off the scoresheet at Hood Lane.

Danny Garcia O’Brien marked his open-age debut for the club with a try while Matt Barber, Luke Walker and Jordan Williams also crossed for Soap as they responded perfectly to the previous week’s defeat at Askam.

Boden admitted the game was “not one for the purists” but hailed his team’s application in defence.

"It was important to get the previous week’s display out of our system, so we worked hard and we concentrated on certain areas of our play in training,” he said.

“The game wasn't one for the purist due to the vagaries of the inclement weather. We had to stick to our game plan.

“The game-breaker for me was when we missed a kick for touch and then defended six sets on our own line.

“We then went on our first attack and Babs (Barber) opened the scoring. You could see it absolutely knocked Clock Face for six.”

After repelling waves of attack from the visitors, Barber crossed from Jack Reid’s wide pass before Garcia O’Brien raced home from 60 metres after intercepting a pass in his own half.

Clock Face had a man sent to the sin bin just after the break and the pressure finally told when Walker got on the end of a kick following Williams’ break.

Williams then rounded off the scoring himself for Soap, who travel to East Leeds on Saturday, kick off 2.30pm.

Crosfields: Luke Walker; Dan Reid, Danny Garcia O’Brien, Scott Turton, Josh Whitham; Jack Reid, John Whittaker; Tom Brown, Hayden James, Phil Brazendale, Jordan Williams, Sam Hickey, Joe Clarke. Subs: Louis Wainwright, Elliot Bridge, Aaron Holliday, Matt Barber.