Pennine League Division Four: Silsden 42 Beeston Broncos 16

SILSDEN claimed their third successive win on a heavy pitch in which both sides looked to play an open game.

With 11 tries between them, they were largely successful. The first was posted by the home team when Jak Adams forced his way over, showing plenty of skill and even more strength and determination.

The referee then decided it was necessary to wield his red card - one from each team departing following a minor dust-up. This gave possession and field position to the visitors, who crossed out on the left to level the scores.

However, Adams, playing by far his best game of the season, which included some monster hits, went over for his second try in the corner.

Beeston kicked out on the full at the restart and gave Silsden opportunity to build more pressure, resulting in a try by Craig Nicholson, Charlie Lowrie converting.

The same player crossed again when he supported a barnstorming run from the revitalised Kris Stell, Lowrie once more making it a six-pointer as the hosts went in 26-4 up at the break.

Probably the best try of the game came from Craig Nicholson once again, when Dave Goodings demonstrated his pace in an arcing run around the defence, leading to a neat inside ball and a try under the posts, Lowrie tagging on the extras.

Beeston were not for giving in, however, and they forced a drop-out and then got over the line for a converted try.

Silsden were reduced to 11 men after another disputed red card, giving the visitors hope of a comeback. They scored a well-worked try and converted from wide out.

However, Ben Ross halted their resurgence with a strong run to force himself over the line, Lowrie converting again.

The final action came when James Bowdin ran strongly to force his way over the line.

A hat trick for Nicholson, some outstanding contributions in attack and defence from Adams and great leadership from skipper Chris Greenwood were all complemented by a strong team performance across the board.

Silsden are at home again this week against Slaithwaite.