The first half was closely fought, but Newcastle pulled away in the second period scoring 12 unanswered points.

Thunder opened the scoring on 10 minutes when Lewis Young finished a passing move. Tom Shaw converted. Hunslet hit straight back after a penalty gives them the ball 20m out from Newcastle’s line. Jack Lee crossed the whitewash, but Joe Sanderson couldn’t convert so the score stayed at 6-4.

Hunslet went ahead on 27 minutes through a try from Liam Mackay, Sanderson kicked the extra’s and Hunslet were ahead 6-10.

From the kick off Thunder forced a goal line drop out and their passing move finished with Joe Brown scoring. They couldn’t convert, but tied the scores at 10-10.

The final score of the half came on 28 minutes Vincent Rennie broke through the Hunslet line to score and Tom Shaw converted.

Half time score: Newcastle Thunder 16-10 Hunslet RLFC

Newcastle extended their lead with a penalty and then Hunslet old boy Mo Agoro scored for Thunder on the wing, with the conversion the lead was 24-10.

With ten minutes to go Tyler Craig scored the final try of the afternoon. The conversion was missed but Newcastle had the win.

Full time score: Newcastle Thunder 28-10 Hunslet RLFC

Next week Hunslet entertain York City Knights who went top of the table today after a record breaking 144-0 defeat of West Wales Raiders.