Carnforth 10-29 Eagle

Carnforth line up before their game against Eagle.
Carnforth line up before their game against Eagle.

Second in the table Eagle proved too good for Carnforth on Saturday.

The Warrington-based side picked up five points in their bid for promotion with an impressive display at Carnforth High School.

Traffic problems meant a half an hour delay to kick-off and Carnforth seemed to catch Eagle cold as they controlled the opening 10 minutes.

Skipper Dan Blenkharn, scrum half Dan Helme and stand off Jack Edmondson all linked up to release flanker Jason Short, who had plenty to do but a powerful run saw him burst through to score an early try.

Eagle soon found their feet however and converted a penalty on the quarter hour to reduce the score before a sweeping move down the right wing gave them an 8-5 lead.

Man of the match Liam Hall and Howard Neill were again in fine form for the hosts but it was the visitors who ended the half well with some excellent defence.

A try early in the second period gave the excellent away support some cheer as their side extended their lead to 10.

Carnforth pushed to get back into the game, Blenkharn, Shane Weed, Mathew Short, Edmondson and Cornthwaite all making breaks but it was Eagle who struck the killer blow with a third try to clinch the game.

The home side gave themselves hope when winger Kieron Morgan finished off a move that involved Jamie Cottle and Andy Collins but it was Eagle who had the last say when they were awarded a penalty try.