27/04/14 KO 1.00pm
Having not had a game for a few weeks coach Dave arranged this friendly against Rossendale who we have not played against for several seasons. A bit of a warm up ready for the Lancs cup final next week. Eccles started the game very slowly and found themselves defending for much of the half. It took the colts 20 minutes to finally have a decent attack which saw Ross go over but the Rossendale defender held him up preventing a try. Captain Harry was sinn binned along with his opposite number. Curtis had a couple of decent runs at centre, Ross at full back was told by coach Dave to pass as he tried to break through! Right on half time Tom Waring went over in the corner to score, Johnny missed the difficult conversion, 0-5.
The second half saw Eccles move up a gear, a great burst from Curt only to be tackled well by the Rossendale full back. Rob made a catch, yes he caught the ball! Harry broke free and popped the ball out to Lenny who scored under the sticks, Johnny converted, 0-12.Eccles were passing well, Sam on the right wing had a couple of good runs along with debut winger Adam on the left. Lenny was driving well and on one occasion found Harry who passed out to Tom who scored his second try, Johnny converted, 0-19.I mentioned earlier Adam making his debut well he had a great game scoring 2 tries which Johnny converted, 0-33. Before I forget Lenny played well at centre for the last 10 mins!
Back in the bar one of the Rossendale coaches organised a game involving press ups and drinking! Up stepped Connor, Tom, Rob, Danny, Curt, Lewis, Harry and Ross. They faced 8 Rossendale lads and won!!
Good Luck next week in the Lancs cup final
Match report Tim Eaton.