Eccles Ladies shine for Lancashire

Five of Eccles Ladies were in action for Lancashire on Sunday 04/11/12 as they beat Cumbria 24-12 in Carlisle. Pictured L-R are Karen Radband, Shelley Powe, Igz Ekoku, Rebecca Owen and Katie Houghton with coach Mark Greenhalgh.

Star of the show was Igz Ekoku who was named Back of the Match after scoring three of the team’s four tries. Katie Houghton was in contention for Forward of the Match but was pipped by Waterloo’s Ellie Prescott. The whole team was made to play by well by a physical Cumbria side mainly taken from Carlisle Ladies, giving them the benefit of playing together regularly whereas many of the Lancashire girls were playing together for the first time, including four debutants from Eccles.

Eccles have provided a growing number of Lancashire representatives in recent years and perhaps could have had more this year if not for injuries. All the girls will be looking to carry their form into this week’s tough league game against Camp Hill, 14:00 at Gorton Street on  11/11/12, before returning to county action against Cheshire on 18/11/12, being played at Liverpool St. Helens.