Hornsea move away from the drop zone
HORNSEA showed they mean business in 2013 with a hard-fought 23-18 win at Halifax.
The win propelled the Hollismen further away from the drop zone with 20 points gained from the past six games as they look to establish themselves in Yorkshire Four.
Hornsea scored the first points when Naylor converted the penalty following an infringement from the Halifax defence as forwards Morris, Walker and Dawson pressured the line.
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Halifax hit back with a converted try and penalty.
Naylor kicked another penalty, but relentless pressure by the Hornsea pack and crisp hands from the backs allowed Wadforth to score, despite the Hollismen being reduced to 14 men.
With the try unconverted, Hornsea led 11-10 at half-time.
A fluid movement through Pace and Hardgrave set up a champagne try for Naylor in the corner.
Naylor converted his own try to increase the Hollismen's lead.
Hornsea continued to penetrate the Halifax territory with ruck after ruck, led by Rob Porter, Mike Walker and Joe Andrew, and bursting runs from Steve Crook and fine distribution by Atkin.
Halifax reduced the deficit with a penalty.
A cross-field string of passes gave Wadforth space to angle his run through to touch down.
Halifax continued to pressure the Hornsea defence and brought themselves back into the game after numerous scrums and a crash run by the Halifax prop allowed him to score.
But Hornsea held on for a win that sees them rise three places up the table.
Player-coach Steve Crook said: "For us to come to Halifax, a club with history, and to take home the win shows this club is going places.
"Every player gave all their effort and as a coach I can't ask for any more.
"Next week sees a big test at home to league leaders Harrogate. I've every confidence we can cause an upset."