Sale overcome Preston Grasshoppers

Sale now have as many wins (12) this season as they did for the whole of last season with one home game to go before we finish 2016. In fact last season Preston beat us away and drew against us at home so this weekend’s result was a pleasant reversal of fortunes.

Even though there were three tries and a penalty try for Sale in this fixture it wasn’t a spectators game.  Perhaps it was the fact that we were on a second team pitch stood ankle deep in the mud or the heavy pitch which kept the wingers honest, either way, it was a game for the purest not the newly converted.

Preston were a tough team who created few chances but defended resolutely throughout.  We could just as easily have lost this game and if it were last year, we probably would have.  There were a few flash points and a five yellow cards (three for us).

High points included the step up from the 2nd XV for Druw Fray who managed to make his debut for Sale 1st XV for picking up a yellow card 30 minutes after coming on as a substitute for Gaz Rawlings who went off injured. All in all this was a pleasing win against a strong team who really shouldn’t be propping up the National 2 North League Table.

Preston Grasshoppers

T C P DG
1000

Sale FC

Player T C P DG
Tom Davenport0000
Ollie Longmore 1000
Dan Birchall0000
Gaz Rawlings 0000
Chris Johnson0100
Jack Moorhouse0000
Tom Ailes1000
Matt Postlethwaite0000
James Bache0000
Liam McGovern 0300
Joseph Kelly 0000
Matthew Simpson0000
Christopher Townsend 0000
Scott Rawlings1000
William Davies0000
Jonathan Edwards0000
Tom Leader 0000
Laurence Sanderson 0000
Sam Stelmaszek 0000
Scott Briggs 0000
Druw Fray 0000
Total4400