Hunslet RLFC v Hemel Stags

League 1 08/05/2016 - 3:00 pm
South Leeds Stadium


Hunslet Hawks made a meal of beating the lowly Hemel Stags 44-28 in their Kingstone Press League 1 match at South Leeds Stadium on Sunday (8 May 2016).

The score line flattered the home team as the Stags kept within a score of winning up until the last few minutes of the match. Hawks Coach Matt Bramald described the performance as “scratchy” to the Yorkshire Evening Post and added that without the first five minutes and last five minutes the Hawks could have been turned over.

Hunslet quickly went two tries up through James Duckworth and Ayden Faal, but Hemel struck back and took the lead, 10-12 on 28 minutes with tries from Clough and Rance.

George Flanagan struck twice on 32 and 36 minutes to give Hunslet a 22-18 lead, but Pearce-Paul scored just before the break to draw level.

The teams went in at half time drawing 22-22.

Liam Mackay opened the scoring in the second half , but Stewart regained the lead for Hemel going over on 52 minutes to take the score to 26-28.

George Flanagan completed his hat-trick four minutes later and Hunslet took back the lead 32-28.

Finally the Hawks put the game away as Jimmy Watson scored in the 79th minute followed quickly by Mackay’s second try on 80 minutes.

Simon Brown kicked 6 goals from 8 attempts for the Hawks, whilst Ben Stead kicked 4 goals from 5 for the Stags.

Final score: Hunslet Hawks 44-28 Hemel Stags

The Hawks remain ninth in League 1 with just four points after six games. In their next game they will entertain Toulouse on Sunday 15 May.

Hunslet RLFC Line up
1. Jimmy Watson
2. James Duckworth
3. Ayden Faal
Sponsored by: Adrian Jinks
4. Aston Wilson
5. Richie Barnett
Sponsored by: Iris Crummack from the GMB
6. Simon Brown
Sponsored by: Garden Gate Ultras
7. Danny Ansell
8. Michael Haley
9. Jack Lee
10. Craig Robinson
Sponsored by: Alan Stephenson & Kenny Sykes
11. Jamie Milburn
Sponsored by: Available Call 0113 2712730
12. Jake Normington
13. Liam Mackay
16. Danny Thomas
17. Lewis Reed
15. Matt Carbutt
14. George Flanagan
00:02 James Duckworth Try
00:06 Ayden Faal Try
00:06 Simon Brown Goal
00:32 George Flanagan Try
00:36 George Flanagan Try
00:36 Simon Brown Goal
00:48 Simon Brown Goal
00:48 Liam Mackay Try
00:56 George Flanagan Try
00:56 Simon Brown Goal
01:19 Jimmy Watson Try
01:19 Simon Brown Goal
01:20 Liam Mackay Try
01:20 Simon Brown Goal

Hunslet RLFC

Position T C P DP Points

Hemel Stags

Position T C P DP Points


Date Time League Season
08/05/2016 3:00 pm League 1 2016