OTLEY were unable to stem Sedgley Park in the second half of their National League Two North clash, with the home side’s tries taking the game beyond the visitors.

Nevertheless the 40-10 score does not represent the effort the visitors put in and, while they opened and finished the scoring, they should have more points – especially in the first half.

Otley began the game much the better, dominating both territory and possession.

This constant pressure told when they pushed a defender off the pitch, setting up a line-out in the Tigers’ 22. Jack Scott-Paul grabbed the ball and the pack’s catch and drive put Adam Malthouse over.

However, the hosts got onto the board after 13 and 25 minutes with tries from Jamie Harrison and Sam Lowthion.

Undaunted, the visitors continued to have chances, with Paul Petchey and Ben Magee going close down the right.

At the end of the half, Otley were camped on the home side’s line but were left frustrated.

The Tigers were straight out of the blocks in the second half, with Lowthion getting his second try four minutes in.

This was followed by three further tries, although Otley did reply at the end via Oli Goss (pictured below left).