SEDGLEY Park coach Steve Hazzelby labelled his side’s display as ‘amazing’ after they inflicted a first home National Two North defeat of the season on high-flying Fylde last weekend.

The Tigers ran in six tries in a 38-0 bonus-point win to move up to joint-second alongside Rotherham and above their beaten hosts.

Hazzelby said: “They were on a successful run of six consecutive wins and had not lost at home all season.

“They were lying third in the league and two points in front of us.

“Conditions on the day were atrocious and the kick off was delayed as the pitch was cleared of standing water.

“Despite this the display of rugby that the players put on was nothing short of amazing with six tries, four conversions and a 38-0 bonus-point win.

“Make no mistake this was a sensational performance from the whole squad when you consider the difficult conditions.

“Our defence was impenetrable on the day and the preparations that were made in training in the week prior certainly paid off.”

The first of the Sedgley scores came from in-form hooker, Matt Gallagher, who latched on to a catch-and-drive lineout by the forwards to put the visitors 5-0 up after 10 minutes.

A second try arrived soon after on 17 minutes when winger Jamie Harrison raced onto a loose ball after a kick through from full-back Andy Riley.

Sedgley were completely dominant in these early exchanges and it was only a number of penalties that the referee awarded Fylde that kept them in the game.

However, it was the Tigers that continued to put pressure on the home side with fly-half Steve Collins marshalling them around the pitch.

Another powerful drive from the forwards saw Gallagher get his second try of the game and Collins added the conversion.

Sedgley were now playing with confidence and fluency which Fylde had little answer to.

The try of the match came just before the break after a wonderful inside break by centre Oli Glasse gave winger Rhys Henderson a free run to the line.

Collins again added the conversion and the Tigers went into half time 24-0 up with the bonus point secured.

The second half saw Fylde looking to run the ball at every opportunity but they were unable to score, despite a couple of good line breaks from their backs.

Sedgley’s fifth try came when second-row, Bob Birtwell, caught a charge-down kick from Tom Carleton to touch down in the left-hand corner.

Again, Collins added the conversion to make it 31-0 and put the game out of sight.

It was all one-way traffic with the Tigers in total domination and the sixth and final score went to Gallagher - his third - after a powerful rolling maul from the forwards. Collins added the conversion and the game ended with a resounding Sedgley victory.

The Tigers now sit 10 points behind leaders Hull with a game in hand.

This Saturday they face another Hull side, Hull Ionians, who they narrowly beat 28-21 in the reverse fixture earlier in the campaign.

Hazzelby added: “This will be another hard encounter and we will have to bring another solid performance if we are to continue the run.”

Fans are welcome to attend the game at Park Lane to support the Tigers, kick off 2.30pm.