London Skolars hit by Gateshead Thunder

Joe Mbu's side lost to Gateshead Thunder

Joe Mbu's side lost to Gateshead Thunder

First published in Sport

London Skolars were unable to build on victory over Oxford Rugby League a fortnight ago as they were thrashed 66-6 by Gateshead Thunder in the Kingstone Press Championship 1.

The North East outfit ran in 13 tries at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium – with Louis Sherriff grabbing a hat-trick – to equal their best-ever margin of victory on Sunday.

Sherriff’s hat-trick was added to by a brace from Jamie Rooney and tries by Sonny Esslemont, Paul Stamp, Joe Farrell, Jason Payne, Micheal Butterfield, George Clarke, Ricky Hough and Jordan Meads as play-off chasing Gateshead ran riot.

Sam Druce scored the Skolars’ solitary try with Courtney Davies adding a goal.

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