So the 4th game of this seasons fixtures saw Eccles welcome Trafford MV to Gorton Street. Both teams were eager to get the scoring under way making storming runs in the first few minutes but it was Eccles who managed to get the ball over the line first with a try and conversion by Tom. But Trafford MV were not for giving up and pushed hard to even it up, Joshua, Daniel, Callum and Max all making great tackles. Trafford’s determination paid off on the 10 minute mark with them scoring a try and conversion. This was followed almost immediately with another try by Tom (2 Try’s) Bates and a conversion by Joe. Both teams continued to battle until the half time whistle went leaving Eccles in the lead at 14-7.
The Second half started with Trafford in the driving seat and scoring a try to level the scores at 14-14 after just 2 minutes of play. But with an even score the win was in sight for both teams and they locked horns for most of it. Max, Brendan and Sean all grafted hard to stop Trafford breaking through as did Robert who dominated with his rucking skills. All of Eccles hard work paid off when on the 15 minute mark Brandon burst through and scored a try this was followed by a conversion by Tom. With Eccles now in the lead the job was to keep it that way until the final whistle and by sheer determination to hold off an equally determined Trafford side that is what they did.
Final Score 21-14