A massively tight game which came down to a couple of decisions. Last year saw Eccles defeat us easily, this season, we’ve upped our game and had a couple of decisions gone our way, it would have been our day. However, they didn’t and we were beaten by a big team with plenty of running to them. All three tries in this game were well taken and it was great to watch two sets of players, do their very best.
The one massive take away from this game was 4 wins agains the head in the scrum, along with pushing their scrum back every time. A great effort. We have a superb set of kids playing and I think we’re going to have a good year.
We went behind early 3 tries to 1 , but were always playing the better rugby
Rallied to level at HT and then ran away in 2nd half to win 20-45
Our 2 new boys Rhys and Alex played today and contributed well
Dylan scored a hat trick and was a menace throughout as well as a stable influence at the breakdown
Tom Metcalfe kept the game flowing from fly half and scored a brace.
Finally special mention to our pack who won EVERY scrum…..the perfect front five game!
We took the lads on a barge from Sale down to Dunham and back with Grip Adventure on Saturday lunchtime and the team bonding worked well today on the pitch.