SEDGLEY Tigers’ Rileys, Andy and Matt, were both on the scoresheet as their team pulled off a shock 34-27 win at National Two North leaders Hull Ionians last weekend.

It was a second victory in successive matches against sides in or around the top 10, after last week’s triumph against Hinckley.

Assistant coach John Livesey said it was no more than the team deserved after another impressive display that saw Andy Riley score twice and Matt Riley and Richard Lepori bag a try apiece.

And as they prepare for a blank weekend to recharge the batteries, Livesey is ruing the fact the return to last season’s form has come so late in the campaign with just five matches remaining.

He said: “It is a shame we only have five games left.

“We knew when we got all our players back, we could get back to the form of last season, and that was the case again at Hull.

“The players were superb – the defensive effort was outstanding again and we kept them out really well.

“We got four tries and could have had more, and the kicking of Steve Collins in tricky, windy conditions was outstanding – he used the wind to his advantage in kicking four conversions and two penalties.”

Despite the positivity around the team, there was another injury blow at Hull with substitute Ashley Platt-Hughes stretchered off with a leg injury, but hospital scans revealed no break.

Livesey added: “We took Rob Holloway off because he was feeling a tight hamstring, and then Ashley suffered his injury so Rob went back on.

“We have a break from action now and I think some of the players are relishing it.”