The weather was a lot milder this week with 9 players turning out to play the game. Rossendale had a larger squad of 14 players.
As the game started the sun tried to break through and Rossendale started the game. Matthew made a great tackle, Nicholas dives over and Charlie picked the ball up and pushed forward. Calvin gained possession and passed the ball to Matthew who opened the score for Eccles 1-0 to Eccles.
Rossendale ko, Nicholas tackled and drives a Rossendale player into his team-mate creating spillage off the ball. Ernie collected the ball passing it to Annie who passed to Kody then to Nicholas. Nicholas passed to Calvin who then ran forward and scored Eccles 2nd try. Rossendale kicked off, Kody made a great tackle, Nicholas drives over as Alex picked the ball up and runs forward. Alex passed the ball to Charlie who passed to Calvin who scored his 2nd try of the game. Eccles 3 – 0 Rossendale.
Rossendale determined to score a try pushed forward five yards from the Eccles try line. Nicholas made a great tackle sending a Rossendale player into touch. Eccles continued to play hard and some great passing by the team saw Ernie gain possession of the ball and score his first try of the game. Eccles 4 – 0 Rossendale.
It wasn’t long before Calvin scored another try bringing the score to 5 – 0 to Eccles. Rossendale then managed to get two quick try’s as Eccles players started showing fatigue.
Eccles then found the strength to continue and spectators saw some superb play by every single Eccles player who tackled, passed, fought and drove hard leaving Calvin to take the ball over the line to score a further four tries. Final score Eccles 9 – 2 Rossendale.
A great game by both teams.
Man of the Match – Alex Most improved player – Charlie