Elland let down by handling

Elland'Jack Fairbank
Elland'Jack Fairbank

Elland were beaten 14-6 at home by Ince Rose Bridge in Division One of the Conference yesterday, poor handling costing them in the damp conditions.

Karl Fairbank’s side were solid in defence, keeping the visitors from Wigan at bay for the first 30 minutes.

Ince, who started the day five places above their hosts, made the most of a pass wide and secured the first points.

Elland twice got over the visitors’ line but were unable to ground the ball and that cost them in the final analysis.

Turning round 6-0 down, Elland stepped up their game and repeatedly ran the ball down the middle and into Ince territory. However, their handling let them, down at crucial stages.

Star man Andy Shickell eventually crossed for the home side and Ben Anderson.

Bridge were their own worst enemies, disagreeing among themselves to the amusement of home spectators, but still hammered a final nail in the coffin to ensure victory.