JCC Second Round

         Wirral Rugby U15’s 0 V 58 Sale Rugby U15’s


Sunday 4th February 2018

Wirral RUFC Memorial Ground


A bright but chilly Sunday morning on the Wirral and Sale are playing Wirral in the Cheshire Cup


Sale kick off and immediately press Wirral back into their own half. An early knock on gives Wirral a scrum in their own half and from this Sale get a knock on at the scrum and are on the attack. The forwards rumble their way towards the Wirral try line and give Rory Clarke the chance to score the first Sale try in the 3rd minute.

No conversion from Matt K from a kick wide on the wing.


Wirral 0-5 Sale


Wirral kick off and are again put under pressure by the Sale attack and unfortunately for Sale a knock on halts the attack.

A penalty to Sale gives Matt K the chance to kick for touch and put Sale firmly back on the attack.

From the lineout the Sale forwards drive towards the Wirral line but are forced into touch. From the resulting lineout Sale turn the ball over 5 yards from the Wirral line and this gives Aidan the chance to barge through the defensive line and score the second Sale try in the 8th minute.

This time expertly converted in tricky conditions by Matt K.


Wirral 0-12 Sale


Wirral kick off once again and another penalty to Sale means they are now back on the attack.

A knock on by Sale halts this attack but the pack clicks into gear now and turns the scrum over giving Matt Hulme the chance to peel off the back of the scrum and feed Rory Duffy who in turn feeds Bryant to run the ball deep into the Wirral half.

Another knock on though gives Wirral a scrum but the pack now have the bit firmly in their teeth and turn this over again.

This gives Sale a great opportunity to score more points and Sean duly obliges running in the 3rd Sale try in the 16th minute.

Again expertly converted in tricky conditions by Matt K.


Wirral 0-19 Sale


Enter into the fray Ben Jones who although playing well has not managed to put any points on the board for Sale!

From the Wirral kick off Matt K takes the ball cleanly and with an intelligent kick pushes Wirral back once more. A Wirral penalty is ran all the way back by Sale and a penalty under the posts is taken as a Sale scrum. The pack scent blood and force their way forwards but don’t quite make the line but after re-cycling the ball and great hands from Bryant to feed Ben, BJ scores his first and Sale’s 4th try of the day in the 22nd minute.

A tricky kick out wide falls just short this time from Matt K


Wirral 0-24 Sale



Wirral kick off again and unfortunately the ball is taken on the run by Ben now who runs it all the way back for his second and Sale’s 5th try of the day in the 24th minute.

Another tricky kick is just wide of the mark by Matt K


Wirral 0-29 Sale



Wirral kick off and Matt K runs the ball back into the Wirral half but is forced into touch when in full flight.

From the lineout a knock on gives Sale a scrum and not to be denied Matt K scores with the last play of the half.

This time expertly converted by the try scorer.


Half time


Wirral 0-36 Sale



Wirral kick off the second half and are now in full flow. Matt K’s kicking pins Wirral back time and again and great running from Billy and Bryant in the back row pushes them deeper and deeper into their own half.

For 10 minutes at the start of the half Wirral manage to keep Sale at bay but another kick from Matt K pins Wirral back on their own line and the pack roll over the Wirral forwards and give Matt K the chance to score his second and Sale’s 7th try in the 11th minute.

Another tricky kick is just wide of the mark by Matt K


Wirral 0-41 Sale



Wirral are now thoroughly demoralised but Sale are unrelenting with their attack and from the kick Matt K runs the ball deep into the Wirral half and sets up Charlie for the 8th Sale try.

This time expertly converted by Matt K.


Wirral 0-48 Sale


Wirral kick off again and another drive from Sale pushes the play deep into the Wirral half. The Wirral defence is buckling under the intense and relentless Sale pressure again and Ben scores his hatrick and Sale’s 9th try in the 20th minute.

Another great kick sails narrowly wide from Matt K.


Wirral 0-53 Sale



Wirral are now a spent force but again the Sale team are ruthless and Ben scores his forth and Sale’s 10th try in the 25th minute after which the ref blows for full time to put Wirral out of their misery.


Full Time


Wirral 0-58 Sale


Only one sentence I can think of to describe that performance