Eccles 3rd 5 v Hope Valley 1sts 51 11//03/2017

The 3rds had to scrabble around to sort a team out of 11 players left after losing members to the 2nds .The early stages were fairly even but by 20 mins  Hope had scored two tries to lead 17-0 The 3rds gained a player (Danny Rice !!) even up the numbers but the 12 the visitors had arrived with had a regular formation .Two further tries followed by an interception one right on half time saw Hope lead 34-0 at the interval .A cruel bounce of the ball set up another Hope try on the restart before Kyle Doyle ( hot foot from the finished 2nds  match ) snurched in to bag a try 5-41 . Hope declined the offer of players to make 15 aside and match continued with the reduced numbers and Hope finished off with two more tries. 5-51 Well done to the players for turning out and competing against a side top of the league and being a tad unlucky to ship so many points.