Chief reporter Jason was away Christmas shopping so after putting on my boots I set off to the pitch far far away! Manchester were the visitors and took an early lead with a penalty, 0-3. Eccles responded with a try from Rob, Sam missed the conversion, 5-3. Connor was back in the team after his man of the match performance over in Rome and was in the thick of it from the start. As Manchester only travelled with 13 players Eccles fielded 14 players and Matt Parkinson opened his account with a well taken try, Sam converted, 12-3. Manchester were awarded another penalty and after Luke was tackled Manchester came away with the ball through the middle and scored, 12-13. Some great passing from Ross to Harry who found Luke who scored, Sam kicked, 19-13. From the kick off Matt Parkinson passed to Connor who passed out to Harry who went over 24-13. More Eccles pressure followed and Evan (welcome back) went over to score, 29-13. Evan scored again and Luke converted, 36-13.
Rob took the kick off and forced Manchester to knock on. From this Ben off loaded to Harry who scored, Luke kicked the difficult conversion, 43-13. Dave was next on the score sheet with a try after a great burst through from Simon, 48-13. Eccles were on fire now as Evan scored his 3rd try, Luke converted, 55-13. More good passing from the Eccles players saw Billy go over,60-13. Connor added another try which Luke kicked and Harry scored his 3rd and converted it.
Man of the match goes to Curtis.
Match report Tim Eaton.