A place in the Lancs cup final was at stake for both these clubs. After a delayed kick off both teams set about testing each other. Lenny was stopped in his tracks! (he knows what I mean). It took until 30 minutes when Eccles were awarded with a penalty but Aaron missed. Eccles attacked again with the ball out to Ross on the wing who cut inside and popped the ball out to Harry who had the confidence and pace (for a prop) to go over and score in the corner, Aaron kicked the conversion, 7-0. Eccles were awarded a penalty which Aaron kicked, 10-0.
On a heavy pitch both teams tried to keep possession and it was Oldham who scored first with a try in the far corner, 10-5. Eccles defended well and held Oldham out whenever they attacked. Coach Dave decided to stand behind the goal and watch from a different angle, coach Nic hobbled about on the touch line. Eccles pressed again and Harry scored in the corner, Tom Waring missed the conversion, 15-5. Not the best game of rugby played by the colts this season but they got the win.
Team: Harry Benn, Simon Rogers, Leonard Huntley, Curtis Bates, Connor Bates
Dave Hargreaves, Lewis Barker, Tom Waring, Matt Pass, Aaron Booth
Ross Eaton, Joe Wisdom, Johnny Ward, Sam Delaney, Matt Parkinson,
Match Report Tim Eaton……