A 2ND half assault succumbed Ilkley to another heavy defeat versus Blackburn in the North Premier as they were beaten 52-7 at Stacks Field.

The Dalesmen, who suffered a squashing 64-7 defeat in the reverse component, entered into half time only five points behind, nevertheless the visitors found their kind after the break scoring another 40 points.

Rhys Morgan’s already wafer thin squad due to the amount of injuries were missing out on the similarity first string gamers; Chuckie Ramsay, Joe Lowes, Ollie Holtam, Dan Lawrence, Ed King and Barney Vaughan.

For that reason, it is proving to be a difficult old knowing curve for this mainly young and inexperienced side in meeting usually larger, physically stronger and mainly more experienced opposition.

The something that this Ilkley side does not lack is heart, they offered everything and more for the complete 80 minutes however this was ultimately to no obtain as they still sit 10 points adrift at the foot of the league table.

Blackburn opened up the scoring with lock Corey Logan bundling over the line before they included a 2nd shot large out gaining a lots point lead after 15 minutes.

The hosts responded with a continual effort on the Blackburn line which provided prop Nathan Hyde the possibility to score his first shot for the club.

Ilkley seemed the most likely group to contribute to their tally before the break and many thought they had when Blake Morgan crossed the line however the referee pulled it back for the ball being played out of a tackle.

It was all modification at the start of the second period though as the away side immediately extended their benefit when quickly winger Josh Reilly powered over for a shot.

Ilkley hardly touched the ball once again as Blackburn entered into another equipment putting themselves practically out of sight with their perk point rating. 7-22.

The house side’s injury problems were worsened as Sam Rowntree, their most prolific ball carrier, and leading try scorer Harry Harrison, both needed to come off.

Ilkley then lost hooker Nat Robinson and Joe Paton out of the front row demanding uncontested scrums and as a result having fun with 14 males.

These problems provided young Archie Elgood another opportunity to reveal his undoubted skill a scrum half.

In between the sixth-placed team scoring a further 30 points, Ilkley did threaten with a couple decent ventures, especially with Morgan.

Nevertheless it can’t be left that Blackburn, enjoying their first ever project in the lofty heights of North Premier, the 5th tier of English rugby, have actually scored 118 points to Ilkley’s 14 in their two encounters this season.

Morgan has a significant job, most likely the most significant he has actually faced during his tenure at Stacks Field, to raise his side to deal with the remaining 10 difficulties to come.

A week off will give his battered and bruised team opportunity to recuperate for the must-win trip up to Alnwick, the very first of their only 2 triumphes this season, on February 1.

For the remainder of the season Ilkley must regroup, providing every ounce of energy to secure those elusive wins to conserve them from the drop.