Rotherham Titans share the spoils in entertaining first away test

Rotherham Titans share the spoils in entertaining first away test

By David Beddows | 13/09/2021

Rotherham Titans share the spoils in entertaining first away test
Zak Poole makes a break at Sedgley Park on Saturday. Picture by STEVE METTAM

ROTHERHAM Titans maintained their unbeaten start to the National Two North season with a 22-22 draw at Sedgley Park on Saturday.


Trailing 17-3 in the first half, Titans slashed the deficit to 17-15 by half time with two tries from Matt Williams, one of which was converted by Jonny West.


Harry Dunne's try, converted by replacement Joe Carlisle, had Rotherham in front at 22-17 just past the hour, only for Danny Openshaw to go over to tie the scores.


Tigers missed the chance to go in front from the conversion attempt but Titans were close to winning it late on through Carlisle's drop-goal attempt.


Head coach Steve Salvin said: "The match could have gone either way. You couldn't argue Titans with us going 17-3 down but we reacted really positively and started to get some dominance up front.


"We went in 17-15 down at half time and then got ourselves into a winning position but another lapse in concentration gave them an easy try.


"All things considered a draw was a fair result and in the grand scheme of things not a bad result for us."


Rotherham host Bournville on Saturday in the first league meeting between the teams.


Preview and more Titans in Thursday's Advertiser.