Wanderers score six to sink Sale

The Wanderers scored six tries on their way to a convincing 41-7 Aviva ‘A’ League success against Sale Jets at Franklin’s Gardens on Monday night.

ADDING THE EXTRAS - Will Hooley scored 11 points for the Wanderers against Sale (picture: Sharon Lucey)
ADDING THE EXTRAS - Will Hooley scored 11 points for the Wanderers against Sale (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Ross McMillan dotted down before the break and there were scores for Joel Hodgson, Harry Mallinder, Ben Nutley, Lewis Ludlam and Rory Hutchinson after the interval.

Fly-half Will Hooley applied the gloss with 11 points from the tee as the Wanderers showed their class on a cold night at the Gardens.

Sale had taken the lead inside the first minute, with Tom Sanders driven over.

But they were soon hit by a sin-binning as George Hynes saw yellow for his part in an incident involving Hodgson, who was also punished.

Hooley got the Wanderers up and running with a penalty and hooker McMillan, playing at prop due to a lack of loosehead options, made the most of the pack power to score.

The second half was one-way traffic as the Wanderers stepped on the accelerator, with Hodgson profiting from good work by Alex Woolford.

Mallinder dotted down three minutes later and skipper Nutley grabbed the bonus point with a 30-metre run-in.

Ludlam made the most of a maul to make it five home scores and Hutchinson finished the job after taking a lovely pass from Hooley.

Wanderers: Collins; Skelcey, Waldouck, Mallinder, Elliott; Hooley, Hodgson; McMillan, Williams, Mercey, Woolford, Onojaife, Nutley (capt), Harrison, Dolan

Replacements: Marshall, Voisey, Thorp, Taylor-Dawes, Ludlam, A Day, Olver, Hutchinson.

Sale: Lawrence; O’Donnell, James, Bedlow, Mackenzie; Morton, Fowles; Flynn, Neild, Hynes, Bell, Sanders,Hughes, Parfitt, Fihaki.

Replacements: Mills, Cobilas, Lanaway, Boland, Quickenden, Mitchell, Connelly, Wise.

Referee: Gareth Holsgrove

Attendance: 651