Sunday 13th October saw Eccles U12’s visit Heaton Moor on what would be a pretty evenly matched fixture. Both teams started off the game well with Heaton Moor being the first team to get the scoring underway after 5 minutes. This was quickly followed by a try from Joe and a conversion from Tom. With sheer determination the boys defended well and some great tackling from Brendan, Archie and Robert. This paid off after 11 minutes when Joe scored another try yet again converted by Tom. But Heaton Moor were not for giving up and came back within 5 minutes scoring a try and conversion at 14-14 with minutes to go till half time Eccles came back with a try scored by Joshua. Eccles taking the lead on the whistle of half time to take the score to 14-19.
The second half was evenly matched and started off as fast as the first half with Heaton Moor scoring a try and conversion after 6 minutes. But Eccles didn’t give up with just 2 points difference they continued to battle for a win. We saw the Eccles scrum working hard with Max M controlling them and Sean directing them. On Callum and Max H both worked hard and both making great tackles to stop another Heaton Moor attack. But it wasn’t meant to be as great as our Eccles boys were Heaton Moor defended equally as well and put kept the pressure on until the final whistle.
Final Score 21-19 to Heaton Moor.