Eccles 4th 19 v Didsbury Toc H 4th 19 12/10/2013

The thirds with another debutant in Andy Keevor and few of the old faces Paul Fleming , Chris Chettoe, Boo Bates and Mike Ince augmenting the ranks
hoped better things than last weeks casualty clearing station.It looked like the gremlins had struck viagra online from usa with the early departure of the days skipper and scrum half Gary Hamer with a pulled muscle in the Glutimus Maximus area but full back Gary Dunham came off the bench to do a good job of filling the unacustomed position.Eccles promised much in the early period with Ince prompting the play at stand off which resulting some quite outatanding moves . Ince with a trade mark show and go created a gap in the visitors defence to speed under the posts and then convert his own effort. The forwards working hard had the upper hand and created the chance for Dunham to run wide before passing to winger Chris Monkcaster who ran in score at the corner. All this dominance was undone as the Eccles defence was caught sleeping as a quickly taken tap penalty saw the visitors scoot unopposed down the touchline to score . A 12-5 advantage at the interval seemed poor reward for the some fine rugby and solid team effort but a smart try after the restart with flanker Stuart Smith making a strong break before getting a shout from Mike Ince who took a neat pass
to score under the posts thus saving Smithy’s dodgy knees the effort of covering the last 15 metres himself. Ince converted but now the tide turned in favour of the visitors who changed tack to use their speed out wide putting Eccles on the defensive .The home cause was not helped after a disagreement amongst the forwards led to a minor fracas resulting in a yellow card for Willie Dore and Toc duly found a gap after some lazy defending to reduce the deficit with a converted try.Then it was all to play for as the visitors finally managed to outflank the cover defence
to notch their third try with resulting conversion tieing the score at 19 apiece. Either team could have clinched the win in the last quarter but
a draw was probabley th right result and a fair reflection of the game with Eccles taking the honours in the firs thalf and Toc H in the second .
Mike Ince took the man of the match honours a showing neat passing and kicking as his orchestated the best of the Eccles moves whilst doughnut of the match went to Paul Fleming edging out Willy Dore (what was that for sir ? ) for a pass which despite him being a forward looked like an effort from the Ramsbottom world black pudding championships (over your head grandad and faraway). Skipper Billy Borritt had to sit this game out due to last weeks concussion but he made up for it later in the evening at his 50th birthday do turning up resplendent in a pink jacket but dispel thoughts of his feminine side coming out or that he was still in a daze it was a Grease themed event .To cap off the evening Frank Fleming produced that old stalwart Able Seaman with Billy as the “victim” which was apt as the Bullet was the first to “participate” in the now traditional Eccles pastime many tours ago in Gibralter .