Gorton St 03/03/13 12.30ko Att: Loads…
Coach Dave turned up in his bright Orange and Pink top and also in his shorts, no wonder Donna dropped him off! Was he still feeling the effects of the beer festival the day before? or the fact he dropped the ball whilst playing for the 3rds when he was clear through? No he was about to ref the game!
Sedgley started the game like Eccles have done in many a game this season putting the home side under pressure. This paid off as they scored after only 8 minutes, 0-5. Eccles finally got into the Sedgley half and were rewarded when the ball was passed out wide to Tom Heath who sprinted over to score in the corner, 5-5. Eccles were awarded a penalty which Matt Pass quickly found Lenny who drove over to score, Aaron converted, 12-5. Aaron kicked a couple of penalties which kept the score ticking over, 18-5.
Good Eccles pressure into the 2nd half saw Aaron go close but stopped short, Lenny attacked again and went over to score his 2nd try, Johnny Ward kicked the conversion as Aaron had to leave the field injured, 25-5. Sedgley pulled a try back, 25-10. Luke Cullen on as a 2nd half sub scored with his first touch as the ball was passed out to him in his own half and he produced a great run to go over, 30-10. Eccles put Sedgley under more pressure the highlight being a break from Harry Benn who dummied superbly sending at least 3 Sedgley players the wrong way and then finding Lenny Huntley in support. Unfortunately nothing came of the move but the following attack saw Joe Greene going for the corner but at the last minute stopped and then stepped inside and passed to Lenny who went over to score his 3rd try of the game, 35-10.
Some good performances today especially from Ben Roberts playing at full back, Aaron Booth at stand off and Johnny Ward on the wing and Stand off!
Man of the match Johnny.
PS. Ask Harry about his pictures on his camera!