North Manchester 2nd 10 v Eccles 3rd 24 06/10/2012

North Manchester 2nd 10 v Eccles 3rd 24  07/10/2012

The thirds travelled  knowing that a hard day was in the offing as buy viagra they had never won a league match away at North ‘s ground and to have achieve victory had to dig deep into the reseves of determination and courage.A good start proved encouraging but a after dominating possession a dropped pass allowed the home side to break away and score the opening try in the corner.Momentary doubts were swept away as Eccles hit back a Whitehead siezed on a loose tap down at a North line out to feed flanker Declan O’Reagan who outsped his pursuers to dive over in the corner .Hooker Andy Davies put Eccles ahead when a a throw to the front of the to Kris Whitehead worked like a dream and he fed Davies to surged through the cover to score near the posts with Jack Walton adding the conversion.  The thirds were the more inventive team but still had to be on their mettle tackling weel to snuff out the threat of their more direct opponents to reach the inteval 12-5 ahead. Eccles managed to stretch their lead when the ball reached lively wing Ryan Chattington who had already caused alarm in the opposition defence and been taken out late twice sped up the field avoiding would be tacklers to squeeze over in the corner .Walton added a great conversion from the touchline but things were to turn for the worse for the thirds as firstly fullback James Bushby collapsed in agony and whilst being tended by a colleague North took advantage of the shortage of numbers to mount a sustained attack and eventually forcing their way over for a try .A sad day for James as an already operated on knee has surely caused him to call time on his rugby playing career and more woe for Eccles as Kris Whitehead suffered a head injury cauising to leave the field leaving the thirds to finish the last twenty minutes with only fourteen players. North sensed an opportunity to sieze an what had seemed an unlikely victory piling into the Eccles defence with renewed vigour and it took committed tackling and the proverbial “bodies on the line” defence  to deny them the score the could have turned the course of the match. They  not only weathered the storm but added a further try to ease the pressure in unlikely circumstances a hooker Davies kicked through and winger Ben Lark (aka Speedy) hared after the ball to win the race for a vital touchdown. Eccles stayed focused for the remaining ten minutes as the home side frantically tried to retrieve the arrears without success. The scoreline might suggest a comfortable win but it was anything but and though Eccles lit up the match bright attacking play it required the collective spirit of all sixteen players to secure a deserved victory