Fax sunk by ex-player Worrincy

Sheffield Eagles V Halifax RLFC. Pictured for Sheffield is Rob Worrincy.
Sheffield Eagles V Halifax RLFC. Pictured for Sheffield is Rob Worrincy.

Halifax fell to their third successive Super Eights defeat after Sheffield Eagles came from behind to win 28-24 at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Rob Worrincy’s hat trick, including two in the second half, saw ‘Fax fall to defeat in poor conditions in South Yorkshire.

Richard Marshall’s men did hit the front just seven minutes in, with Adam Tangata getting only his second try of the season.

Tangata followed up Ben Johnston’s break superbly the dive in under the posts.

Ross Divorty then fumbled Pat Walker’s kick off to gift the home side territorial advantage.

The ball was fed wide to former ‘Fax man Worrincy who dived over in the corner.

Johnston soon took centre stage again, producing an inch-perfect kick for Steve Tyrer to dive on well in the corner.

A third score soon followed, with Gareth Potts producing an inspirational full length score after ripping the ball in a one on one steal.

Tyrer goaled all three opening scores to give the men in blue and white a 12-point lead.

As monsoon-like weather hit the Keepmoat Stadium, the Eagles got on the board just before the break, Walker crashing over following Cory Aston’s short pass.

‘Fax’s lead was cut to six points at the interval.

‘Fax made a sloppy start after the restart, the home side gaining possession right away, and were lucky to not be pegged back when Dominic Brambani knocked on close to the line.

The Eagles were level soon after though, following a defence splitting break by John Davies. He found Worrincy, who slid away from Tyrer to score.

With influential half back Johnston off the field with injury, captain Scott Murrell stepped up to the mark with a stunning solo try to regain ‘Fax’s lead 10 minutes from time.

Late scores from QLT and Worrincy proved to be the downfall for the West Yorkshire outfit, whose next game is in front of the Sky cameras, in just under two week’s time.

Eagles: QLT, Turner, Yere, Smeaton, Worrincy; Aston, Brambani; Battye, Carlile, Stringer, Knowles, Straugheir, Walker. SUBS: Davey, Davies, Taulapapa, Tonks.

Tries: Worrincy (3), Walker, QLT

Goals: Walker (4/5)

Fax: Saltonstall, Potts, Heaton, Tyrer, Saxton; Johnston, Murrell; Tangata, Kaye, Cahalane, Manning,

Divorty, Fairbank. SUBS: Ambler, Bracek, Moore, Maneely.

Tries: Tangata, Tyrer, Potts, Murrell

Goals: Tyrer (4/4)

Attendance: 854