SEDGLEY Park put in a near-complete performance to mark their Park Lane charity day with a stunning 49-0 National Two North victory over Sheffield Tigers.

And coach Steve Hazzelby was full or praise for his side and they maintained their spot in the top two thanks to the five-point bonus win.

He said: “We were looking for a big performance from the team after the frustrating win the previous week and the players did not disappoint.

“Eight tries, a penalty, no points against and a five-point bonus-point win - this 49-0 win had everything.

“A solid set-piece platform gave us great shape in attack and a defence that was impossible to penetrate.”

Sedgley opened the scoring in the first 10 minutes with a good line break 40 metres out from hooker Matt Gallagher who offloaded to scrum-half Cam Crampton and he touched down under the posts. Steve Collins added the conversion and the Tigers were putting all kinds of pressure on Sheffield.

A good catch and drive from the forwards gave the hosts their second score for Gallagher and that was followed by a penalty from Collins to make it 15-0.

Another lineout deep in the Sheffield 22 led to a controlled catch and drive from the pack and that saw Gallagher score his second try of the game.

This was followed eight minutes later by his third after a good handling move wide on the right which put Sedgley 25-0 up at half time, the bonus point secured and their opponents looking shell-shocked.

The second half started much the same as the first with momentum, pace and width from the hosts.

And it took just three minutes for number eight, Will Lees, to crash over in the right-hand corner after good handling and support from all the players.

A further three minutes on and Sedgley scored a sixth try for man-of-the-match Gallagher, who went into the line and crossed in the right-hand corner.

The game became a little disjointed as the referee gave a number of penalties to Sheffield which gave them territory and possession.

Despite this, they were unable to break down the Tigers defence and did not look like they were going to score.

The home side finished the game off with a brace of tries for winger Jacob Tansey, who took his opportunities well considering he was playing out of position.

Collins added both of the conversions to wrap up the scoring.

Hazzelby added: “This was a great game to watch and a great advertisement for the game of rugby.

“Special mention must go to young hooker Matt Gallagher who is now the top try scorer in the league with 23 tries - what an achievement.”

This Saturday, Sedgley travel to Bournville who held unbeaten Rotherham to a draw two weeks ago.