In bitterly cold conditions at Furness the game eventually kicked off 30 minutes late, the opposition having encountered delays on the long journey down from Silloth. A much changed Furness team was soon into its stride however and after good work by stand off Adam Nicholson, centre Tez Nueto went over in the corner for the first try of the day. The missed conversion made it Furness 5 Silloth 0 after 10 minutes. Unfortunately Furness found it difficult to break down an obdurate Siloth team who made it quite clear that they hadn't just come along to make up the numbers and a yellow card for Nueto and poor execution by Furness did little to provide any festive cheer for the home crowd. A successful penalty by Silloth made it 5-
Furness then enjoyed their most productive spell of the afternoon, starting with a try by captain Corne Els, followed in close succession by second tries for Els and Nueto. Two conversions made the half time score 24-
The try bonus point coupled with results elsewhere and postponements put Furness back to second top in the league, a position they will do well to preserve when they face Workington away next week. If they are to succeed they need to play more like a team rather than a collection of individuals who happen to meet up now and again to play rugby. Time spent brushing up on the laws of the game wouldn't go amiss either.
That doesn’t look straight Craig
Corne Celebrates the try -
Tez fly's over for his try
Alex Browns -