UCLan rugby league, without many of their first teamers, continued their unbeaten run with a 44-14 friendly victory over the University of Manchester 2nd team.
UCLan got off to the perfect start scoring within the first 10 seconds. The kick off was poorly dealt with and Danny Carter’s tackle dislodged the ball for Chris Neal to score.
Neal was relishing his opportunity in the side and crossed again soon after. His wing partner Adam Knox got in on the act, grounding a neat kick through, before Neal bagged himself a hat-trick inside the first 25 minutes.
Rob Marsh added his third goal from four to take the score out to 22-0, which is how it stayed until the break.
UCLan’s left side of Neal and Knox was causing Manchester all sorts of problems and it was Knox who was next to secure a hat-trick.
First he was first to a loose Manchester pass to race over, and then he jinked his way through the defence to join Neal on three scores.
Manchester scored next to bring the score to 32-4, but this was short-lived as Ellis Kehoe slipped through the tackles to score.
Manchester notched two late scores prior to Rob Marsh adding to his six goals with a try of his own, taking the final score to 44-14.