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Sale FC pick up another Five Points

Sale FC overcame a strong South Leicester side by 39 points to 7.  Hinckley also picked up five points today but we still remain top on points difference with a game in hand.

Tries from Dan Birchall, Sam Stelmaszek, Adam Aigbokhae, Rhys Davies and Andy Hughes plus 14 points from the boot of Chris Johnson saw a fantastic performance in front of an enthusiastic crowd on a very cold day.

Sale extend winning run to stay top

After climbing to the summit of National League 2 North last week, Sale entertained sixth place South Leicester at Heywood Road.

If they were feeling any pressure to sustain their position, Sale weren’t showing it, as they quickly started to dominate territory and took the lead with a penalty from Chris Johnson following a high tackle.

The first try duly arrived as the forwards attacked the try line and captain Andy Hughes dived over with Chris Johnson adding the conversion.

Another penalty from Chris Johnson extended the lead before winger Anthony Bingham somehow wriggled free from several opposing players in midfield to set up a sweeping move that saw Rhys Davies score in the corner.

HT Sale 18 South Leicester 0

The second half had only just got underway when South’s fly half intercepted a pass on the half way line to sprint in unchallenged and add the extras.

However, this was just a temporary blip as the blue and whites applied the pressure again with a kick to the corner and, having been stopped just short a couple of times, Dan Birchall powered over for his fourth try in four games.

Not even an unfortunate yellow card for the try scorer could derail the home side as full back Jonty Rawcliffe left players in his wake with a 60 yard break and, with the defence all at sea, Adam Aigbokhae strolled in for the bonus point try.

Sale then proved that they can defend as well as they can attack as they put bodies on the line time after time to resist wave after wave of South Leicester attacks before another fantastic break, this time from Tom Ailes, led to Sam Stelmaszek adding a fifth and final try.

FT Sale 39 South Leicester 7

Second placed Hinckley also achieved a bonus point win at Sheffield Tigers to stay level on points and set up what should be a fantastic and potentially season-defining game at Leicester Road next week. KO 3pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sale FC win in the Arctic!

Sale FC travelled to Sheffield Tigers who lie just off the Arctic circle based on todays conditions.  A cross between sunstroke and frostbite saw Sale take five points in a 27-16 win and Sheffield Tigers.  A full match report and video to follow.

After the game we caught up with Andy Hughes and I think you can tell that it was quite cold in Sheffield yesterday!

Big News for Saturday!

This weekend we see our penultimate league game at home.  This needs to be a big win for us, to ensure we move towards securing a home playoff.  The team is now up and as special treat for Sale Sharks Season ticket holders, if you bring your card, it’s £5 on the gate.  Non-members is £8 and Concessions is £5.  Sale FC members and under 16’s are as always free.

Kick Off is 3pm!

Sale Shine In The Sun

Sale travelled for the first time ever to Scunthorpe for a fixture against a depleted team struggling for survival in National 2 North.  A nine try haul on a boggy pitch was a fitting return for the tight professional way the team managed the heavy conditions.

Full Time Sale FC 61 Scunthorpe 7

Full match here

Match Statistics here

Scunthorpe v Sale FC Preview

This weekend Sale continue their progress towards the playoff spot with our first ever away trip to Scunthorpe.  Lying in 14th position in the table Scunthorpe are 6 points behind Luctonians and safety from relegation. Scunthorpe have only one win in 2017 and are struggling with a growing injury list.  Like most clubs they’ve had a week off rugby which should help them closer to full strength.  This league has so many shocks in it, with any team capable of beating any other team as Preston Grasshoppers demonstrated last week by beating Leicester Lions 12 positions above them so we need to go in and play to the best of our ability.

Director of Rugby Jonathan Keep will want some improvement from the display against Harrogate two weekends ago where Sale were 10 points down after only 20 minutes.

Match Report from our November game against Scunthorpe here