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22nd June 2018, 11:37 | Community

Report | GB Teachers 36-36 GB Police

Report | GB Teachers 36-36 GB Police

GB Teachers v GB Police played out an entertaining 36-all draw in the final round of the President's Cup on Wednesday night.

Adam Schofield broke the deadlock for the Teachers, before Mike Stewart made it 8-0.

Isaac Noi brought the Police back into it, before Lewis Ainley dived over from close range to make it 8-all.

The Police went in again soon after, Gaz Jones barrelling over before an Ainley goal made it 14-8.

But the Teachers were undeterred and Harry Hayes bagged a try in response, before Nick Woolley added the extras to level it up.

But there was still time before the break for the sides to trade blows again - Woolley converting a Matt Broksom try, before it was quickly 20-all. Ben Hanger scoring before Ainley's kick made it level at half time.

The end-to-end action continued in the second period as the Police's Chris Stonall muscled his way over, Ainley converting.

Teachers' John Oldridge then converted his own try to make it 26-all. But Ainley got on the scoresheet within minutes to make it 30-26 to the Police.

Joe Cockshott's try then made it 30-all as the clock ticked down to full time.

Chris Stonall got his second in response, Ainley with the goal, but Aiden Gleeson's try - improved by Oldridge - ensured the Teachers enjoyed a share of the spoils.

GB Police: Ryan Heeley; Phil Town, James Gross, Gaz Jones, Isaac Noi; Az Lloyd, Ben Hanger; Josh Greaves, Lewis Ainley, Gaz Burns; Chris Stonall, Si McEvoy; Ben Marsden. Subs: Tom Gallagher, Matt Davey, Rob Frogatt, Oliver Stirling, Jonty Morrisey, Clarke Dean.

GB Teachers: John Oldridge; Dan Fletcher, Miquel Thomas, Nick Woolley, Adam Schofield; Matthew Brocksom, Joe Ramsden; Mike Stewart, Alfie Knapp, Adien Gleeson; Harry Hayes, John Stryker, Lee McCarthy. Subs: Joe Cockshott, Liam Harnell, Tom Joyce, Sam Hardcastle.

Referee: Jack Pullein