On Tuesday lunch time the Ladies were looking forward to a Wednesday evening full of whatever it is people do when they’re not at the club (I wouldn’t know). But after a late drop out a team was hastily arranged to play against a Glossop side in the first ever Alison Decaux Memorial Plate game.
Despite the short notice, and awful traffic conditions on the night, a 16 strong squad made their way to Derbyshire to face the weather conditions and a Glossop side comprising up and coming youngsters and some more experienced heads. The rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of either side and an enjoyable game was had to mark the occasion.
Tries from Igz Ekoku, Abi Kay and debutant Natalie Gill secured a 17-0 for Eccles. Captain for the day Kathryn Wilkinson said “it was good for some of our girls who haven’t had much game time recently to get on the field, and they all did well. And we’re happy that the effort Glossop had gone to in arranging the fixture didn’t go to waste”. Glossop President Sean Wood added “it was a great example of what rugby’s all about – people helping each other out. We’re thankful for Eccles standing in on such short notice and contributing to a great game.”