Eccles 4th 64 v Village Spartans 2nd 0 26/09/2015

Due to Manchester conceding the scheduled league fixture the 4ths entertained what was to prove an inexperienced Spartans team but at least two of their squad savoured victory by making up the numbers for Eccles who were short crewed.It was lively and open match but the forward power and organisation of the home pack gave them the edge creating more then enough possession for the backs.Fifteen minutes elapsed before the score when Andy Coop bulldozed through for a try centre Connor McKinney soon added the second. Thereafter tries came at fairly even intervals Joel Bruton getting in at the corner ,Liam (Spartans) finishing off on the wing with Cameron Kirton also getting in the act before Coops bagged a second .Four conversions from skipper Sam Delaney left Eccles 36-0 ahead at the interval ..The second half followed the pattern of the first with Spartans having a few scoring chances and a decent amount of possession without creating a decent opening against the home defence .The other Spartan recruit snapped the first try of the period for Eccles with Mckinney storming through for the second .James Archer romped through to add another. In the last minute Paddy Ward muscled his way through the defence to score the tenth and final try which was his very first try in Eccles colours maybe even his first ever judging by his elation earning him the Jolly Roger pennant not just for that but his workrate during the match . Joel Bruton (the new Nick Nastardly )was this weeks Button boy with no Blind Pugh awarded. Fair play to the Spartans who stuck at it in an open and sporting match which Smithy who came on to join the action ventured might have been because the arbiter of fact seemed to have lost his whistle for large parts of the action.