Eccles U13s V Bolton U13s Sunday 8 December

Eccles U13s V Bolton U13s – Friendly Match
Full Time Eccles 36 Bolton 28
Half Time Eccles 22 Bolton 7
The number boosted squad secured their second victory of the season in a hard fought match at home against a strong Bolton side & were worthy winners despite a late rally from Bolton who scored two late tries.
Three new boys made their debut for Eccles- Cameron, Harry C & Harry S and for the first time we had 3 rolling substitutes in a 13 a side match- for once we had a larger squad than the opposition!
Try scorers were Alex, Harry C , Harry S ( 2) & Chea (2) with conversions by Matthew W & Harry C (2).
There were some excellent passing moves- well remembered from mid-week training!
One great move saw Nathan running some 50 yards before being tackled down but from the resultant ruck Alex used his strength and forced the ball over for a try!
Josh & David worked hard in the scrum and rucks with Joe R tackling like a tiger!
Joe M, Max & Joe D were involved in many of the passing moves and showed some good driving over. Dan A moved from his usual position of scrum half to hooker and tackled well – Dan G filled in as scrum half & was instrumental in setting up some good passing moves.
Matthew W made some good visionary runs before being injured just before half time in a crunching tackle. Good runs from Harry C, Harry S & Chea all led to well fought tries.
New lad Cameron used his strength to gain valuable yards whilst Elliott returning after over 12 months away from the side has lost none of his determination & skill.
An excellent performance from the lads with great passing & tackling (the state of the shirts bears this out!) – and this sets us up nicely for an away tie against Bolton in January in the Blacksticks Competition.
Keep up the hard work lads – it is starting to pay off-Well Done!!