King’s Lynn Knights earn first win over Crusaders

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After a great away win in the cup, the Lynn Black Knights Rugby League team returned home in the league and a team effort gave them a very convincing first win over North Herts Crusaders, 56-0.

As anticipated the game was nip and tuck in the first 15 minutes with both teams coming close. But it was the home team who took the advantage, having been camped on the try line for three tackles.

Neil Langley opened the scoring out wide. On a very windy day, the kicking was going to be difficult. Jaryd Bennett, playing his last game for the Knights, before setting off for Australia, missed his first kick.

Then making amends, Bennett took a pass from Langley to go over out wide, again missing the kick.

A solo run came from Bennett, jinking past players to touch down under the posts, but he missed an easy kick.

The Knights put the ball through hands to send in Jake Richardson out wide, conversion missed, and went in at half-time 16-0.

From the kick-off the Knights started as they meant to go on, another great run from Bennett and an off load to Rory O’Sullivan to go over at the side of the posts, Bennett kicking the extras. Then a blistering break came from captain Sean Brundle, and backing up from John Trede to go over, Bennett taking the extras again.

Some great ball handling skills from the backs saw the captain held short of the line, but he managed to stretch to touch the ball down. Brundle went over for his second minutes later with a 50-yard break; converted, 38-0.

New boy Guy Zalzedo ran virtually the length of the pitch, supported by Paul “Bolo” Allen to go over by the side of the posts; again converted.

It was all Black Knights now. Bennett scored again for his hat-trick, kicking the points. From one end of the pitch to the other, good handling skills saw Trede run in under the posts; again extras were taken.

The Knights tomorrow host new boys St Albans Centurions in the cup.

New players are wanted. Training is on Thursdays 7pm at Gatehouse Lane, North Wootton, West Norfolk’s ground.