LINDLEY Swifts closed their season in convincing fashion with a 72-32 win over Hoyland Vikings.
It was a fitting tribute to the memory of forward Dave ‘Taz’ Cole, who tragically died in the Jones pie factory explosion.
The sides observed a minute’s silence before Lindley performed in terrific fashion.
They opened their points-scoring onslaught with Sam McCluskey, Nick Staples and man-of-the-match Dave Valentine all scoring hat tricks, while Nick Turner kicked 10 goals.
There were other tries for Kieran Blacker, veteran prop Mark Burns, Ian Hamilton, winger Jordon Collinson and stand-off Jon Lee Sanderson, while Gordon Edwards also added a goal.
Coaching duo Adam Peel and Lance Gilbert were both pleased at the side’s efforts over the season, and are now looking forward to next season when Lindley will play out of their new headquarters at Birchencliffe Cricket Club.
In the professional game, Salford have signed Wigan centre Darrell Goulding on loan and will give him his debut against Catalans Dragons in Perpignan on Saturday.
The 21-year-old has made just two Super League appearances for Wigan this year and had been linked with a move to Warrington as part of the deal that took Martin Gleeson to the JJB Stadium.
Instead, Richard Mathers went to Warrington and Goulding will gain much-needed match practice with the revitalised Reds, whose shock win over champions Leeds at Headingley was their third victory in a row.
Salford coach Shaun McRae said: “Darrell is an exciting young player who provides utility options in the outside backs.
“It is a great opportunity for Darrell to showcase his talents and ability and I’m looking for him to make an immediate impact.
“Darrell will be travelling to France with us and will be in the squad.”