By ivaylo Ivanov
A rampant Otley side punished Huddersfield mistakes to grab a terrific 47-7 home win in Saturday’s National II North match.
The heavy defeat came out of the blue for Lockwood team following their brilliant performance at home last week against Hull.
The five points brought Otley up to 4th in league’s table with 25 points in total, whereas Huddersfield remains in 11th with 18 points.
The game was first for playing coach Gareth Lewis since last November but even he was unable to help his team prevent a convincing home win for Otley.
During most of the first half Huddersfield dominated on the pitch but home side were the ones to dominate on the score board.
The second half was marked with numerous mistakes by Field, all of them severely punished by Otley. Huddersfield went into the game aggressively attacking the Otley backline and results were immediate. In the 9th minute Nick Rawsthorne opened the scoring with a try down the right wing which Joel Hinchliffe converted to put Filed 7 points ahead.
The Lockwood side continued to press their opponents and in the 15th minute they were rewarded with a penalty but Hinchliffe missed the chance to give Field the three points.
Otley’s reply was more than impressive as they scored three consecutive tries in twelve minutes.
The first of them came in the 18th minute by Harry Hudson. Stephen Depledge completed the conversion to restore the equality.
The second try came just three minutes later by Stephen Depledge who himself scored the following Conversion to make the result 14:7.
It was Depledge again to cross the line for a try several minutes later ensuring his team a 19:7 lead at half-time.
The second half started with a try for Otley scored by Mike Coady in the 43nd minute. The Conversion was completed by Depledge and result became 26:7.
The next 20 minutes went under the total domination by Huddersfield but very good home defence stopped all their attempts to score.
Nazir Karim gave Otley another 5 points in the 62nd minute scoring a try. Depledge converted to make it 33:7.
From that point onwards the home side seemed unstoppable.
In the 72nd minute Arnold Ellison scored another try converted by Depledge increasing Otley’s lead to 40:7.
Jack Mackie completed the rout with five minutes left with his try converted by Depledge to end Huddersfield’s humbling.
Otley: Arnold Ellison, Harry Hudson, Jack Mackie, Michael Coady, Kristian Sharples, James White, Stephen Depledge, Jason Moss, Mark Chivers, Adam Blades-capt, Samuel Cook, Jonathan Stannard, Thomas O’Donnell, Matthew Heaton, Stephen Costello.
Otley substitutes: Chad Harris, Harry Wales, Declan Dunn, Joseph Armitage, Nazir Karim.
Huddersfield: Thomas Owen, Nick Rawsthorne, Charlie Martin, Thomas Hodson, Samuel Walker, Christopher Bell, Joel Hinchliffe, James Purcell, Henry Walker, Laurence Sanderson, Austin Thompson, Richard Brown, Nick Rhodes, Adam Malthouse, Nick Sharpe-capt.
Huddersfield substitutes: Dan Jeffrey, Alex Battye, Ross Thornton, Gareth Lewis, Tom Bills.