Sale V Wilmslow 24th September

SALE 2nd XV vs WILMSLOW 2nd XV – Saturday 24th September

Sale started well against an under strength Wilmslow team that began the game with only 14 men.

A strong run by Chaudry from the kick-off but the home team on the front foot and after several phases the spaces opened up allowing Conville to step through a gap before rounding the full back to score in the right hand corner after only 2 minutes. (2 mins: Try Conville, conversion missed)

Sale continued to have the upper hand with Wilmslow defending well until a clearance kick missed touch and was fielded by White, who immediately move the ball to the other side of the pitch via Leader to Frost who released Bloomer to break down the right flank.  Bloomer was eventually tackled on the 22m but Frost had followed his pass in support, taking an off load to beat the cover and score in the corner. (8 mins: Try Frost, conversion missed)

After a short spell of even play Sale stole a Wilmslow lineout on the Sale 10m line, which was cleaned well by Edgerton.  From the resulting ruck, after a strong carry, Chaudry off loaded to Conville, who found Frost hitting a good line.  Frost drew the last 2 defenders before passing back inside to Conville to score under the posts. (14 mins: Try Conville, conversion Conville)

From the kick off Sale went back on the attack.  After several minutes Wilmslow infringed just inside their 22m. From the resulting scrum Davies-Garbutt picked up at 8 to release Greendale who stepped inside 2 men to score under the posts. (18 mins: Try Greendale, Conversion Conville)

Within minutes Sale were once again on the attack following a break by Frost, the ball as recycled quickly and a long pass from Edgerton found White in acres of space out wide to race in and score in the corner. (22 mins: Try White, Conversion missed)

A period of fractured play then ensued until Sale had a free kick on their 22m.  After quick a tap by Greendale the ball went through several pairs of hands before Frost off loaded to Bloomer who opened up from half way and stepped inside the fullback to score under the posts. Unfortunately the Wilmslow centre was sustained a bad cut around this eye during this passage of play reducing them to 13 men for the rest of the game. (32mins: Try Bloomer, conversion Conville)

On the stoke of half-time another clearance kick failed to reach touch and once again was moved across the pitch to Robinson out wide, who broke through 3 tackles for the final score of the first half. (40 mins: Try Robinson, conversion Conville)


After making a number of changes at half-time, both substitutions and positional, Sale start the second half as the finished the first.  Only 2 minutes in a scrum on the half way line saw Edgerton pick up at 8, beat 2 defenders and draw the full-back before passing to the supporting Greendale to score under the posts. (43 mins: Try Greendale, conversion Conville)

Next came as try for Mowatt, a half time substitute, after good work by Edgerton, White and Frost.  (47 mins: Try Mowatt, conversion Conville)