Eccles 4th 22 v Warrington 4th 24 20/10/2012

A  fourth team was dusted off for the second time this season for friendly match with the visit of the Warrington Vets . This was possible by new players making their debuts George Penman, James Akrill and Grant Bentley whilst some resting regulars  Steve Bagnall, Lee Murphy and Lenny McCarthy were shaken out of the woodwork. There was a lacklustre start from Eccles maybe due to some of the younger players perception that the opposition being mainly vets they might run out of steam  an idea that older heads councilled against and indeed the visitors were the first to register a try .They did not take long to add another and being successful in  both conversions  raced to a 14-0 lead which clearly stunned the Eccles team. The afternoon could have unravelled had the visitors maintained momentum with third score but Eccles reorganised and fought back by playing short driving rugby with plentiful support and it paid dividends as fullback popped over for try to reduce the arrears. Keeping up the pressure a series of well supported attacks ended with prop Jacob Henderson plunging over for his third score in three outings  . Buoyed up in an increasingly competetive match Eccles snatched the lead just before the interval with McCarthy again going over . The retained a one point lead for the first fifteen minutes of the second half before being caught out on the flank by a fast paced move as the Wire bagged a try. The match appeared cheap viagra over when the visitors stand off foxed the home defence to cut inside and speed away for a smart try. However centre Bagnall breathed life into the home effort with kick ahead which he regathered and scored near the posts with added conversion leaving Eccles  tantilising two points behind.The other centre Ryan Chattington thought he was going to repeat the dose but was just outsprinted in a long footrace . A narrow defeat but a splendid effort in good hard evenly balanced match played to the full by both teams but with excellent discipline . Man of the match honours go to Will Kester normally a forward but putting in an assured performance at scrum half and well done to Sean Baines on becoming the first of the junior colts to make his senior debut.