Millom 18 Woolston Rovers 30

JUSTIN Becker’s fine hat-trick allowed Woolston Rovers to move joint-top of National Conference League Division Three.

All three of the Australian’s tries came after the break as the Green and Golds made it three wins in a row.

After a tight first half in Cumbria – Ben Dixon opened the scoring for Rovers before Luke Brady equalised for the hosts – the visitors cut loose after the break.

Ryan Brown’s one-on-one steal led to him scoring a try before Becker finished off a handling move to open his account.

Anthony Dixon got Millom back into the game at just two points behind, but Woolston refused to panic and Becker went over twice more to complete his treble.

Hanley Dawson scored a consolation effort for Millom before Rovers had the last laugh as Brown fed Dixon to score in the left corner.

“The weather wasn’t great and Millom played with the wind in the first half, but our defence was excellent and dealt with everything that Millom threw at us,” Rovers head coach Mal Holt said.

“The second half saw us dominate for long periods. That allowed our attack to get on top resulting in some great tries being scored.

“It is always tough going to Millom, so to come away with the points made the long journey home all that more enjoyable and keeps the momentum going in a positive direction.”

Woolston: Aaron Barber; Will Maudsley, Justin Becker, Lewis Hoarty, Christian Taylor; Theo Holt, Ben Dixon; Sam Roberts, Ryan Brown, Dan Fearnley, Alex Smith, Matt Taylor, Harry Files. Subs: Simon Bishop, Nick Braide, Danny Griffiths, Sean Withington

Woolston Rovers A 10 Thatto Heath Crusaders B 38

WITH a little more luck, Will Chadwick believes his Woolston Rovers A side could have finished closer to visitors Thatto Heath.

Kieran Jones crossed twice in the first half hour as Rovers trailed by just two points at the break, but the visitors stretched away after the interval.

Despite the result, Chadwick was upbeat after the match

“I cannot fault the effort put in by all seventeen Rovers players,” he said.

“They kept going against an in-form side and with a bit more luck, we could have made the scoreline a little better.

“The boys will learn so much from the game and going forward, we will hopefully get back to winning ways.”

Woolston A: Alex Dunne; Kieran Jones, Danny Hoyland, Callum Harnett-Smy, Dominic Walker; Declan Leonard, Lewis Porter; Tom Mills, Elliott Best, Anthony Clayton, Paul Alcock, Olly Parr, Sean Millington. Subs: Louis Griffiths, Ethan Jude, Tom Gaskell, Max Ainsworth