Sale FC vs Old Elthamians Match Report

From the kick off Sale attacked and maintained control until a knock on by Sale hooker Taylor gave Old Elthamians (OE) an opportunity to relieve the pressure with a scrum.

Harassed by Matt Bradley, OE scrum half Claxon knocked on. From the scrum, Sale continued to apply pressure, driving at the OE defence.

Sale FC 42 v Old Elthamians RFC 38 – National League Div 1 – 6th October 2018 , Heywood Road, Sale , Greater Manchester, United Kingdom (Credit Image: Gareth Lyons for Sale FC 2018)

Play halted when Jack Moorhouse knocked on, the referee, however, awarded a penalty to Sale for an OE offside. The penalty found touch inside the OE 22, Sale won the lineout, Kieron Wilkinson found Moorhouse who went for the line but was held up by OE.

The resulting 5 Metre scrum was re set after the Sale pack disrupted the OE scrum. Sale won the ball and went wide, Johnny Leota, holding off his man, passed one handed to Paulo Odogwu who powered over the line, leaving two OE defenders in his wake.

An excellent kick from the touchline by Wilkinson secured the extra 2 points with 7 minutes played. Read more here