Unstoppable Sandal finally see off Birkenhead Park

Gareth Newman

Gareth Newman

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After two postponements, Sandal’s trip to Birkenhead Park finally went ahead on Saturday and the visitors prevailed 36-26 to stretch their unbeaten run in National 3 North to 16 games.

It was a close-fought game in which the scores were level with 10 minutes remaining but a fine individual try from James Ellar and Greg Wood’s conversion and penalty edged Sandal ahead in the closing stages.

Jim Kilfoyle’s men had earlier registered through Gareth Newman’s brace, a penalty try and Simon Frewin’s touch-down.

The victory is Sandal’s nine straight league success and they remain third in the table, three points behind Chester and seven adrift of leaders Harrogate.

Read Friday’s Wakefield Express for more news from Sandal RUFC.