U10s ERFC Match Report – 8th April 2018
Eccles/Glossop RFC vs Leigh RFC
A spring morning for a home fixture. Both Eccles and Glossop had a few absences this week due to the Easter holidays, so they joined forces to play a full Leigh squad.
Squad: Max, Sandy, Alfie Mason, Joe, Owen, Tyler, Flynn
After an even midfield battle for the first five minutes, Leigh pushed up a gear to score the first try of the match. Eccles looked to respond with some strong tackling from Sandy, Tyler and Joe followed by some positive forward running from Alfie Mason. Despite their determined efforts, Leigh broke again out on the wing for their second try. Eccles continued to push forward and won a penalty for their efforts and some quick passing from Owen and Max together with the Glossop boys out to the Eccles left flank released Alfie Mason and Tyler who both demonstrated some powerful running, but Leigh’s defence were on fire as they intercepted the ball from the ruck time and time again to get a quick couple of tries in succession. Again, Leigh looked the more alert from the restart and responded quickly to get another try. Undeterred, the Eccles boys provided a brief display of positive runs and passing between Alfie Mason, Owen, Flynn and Tyler, but the depth and quick thinking of Leigh’s squad was proving to be the difference as they pushed forward again for another couple of tries. A proud Eccles team continued to show their strength of character with some defiant tackling and persistent attacking however, Leigh had the last word with another brace of tries before the final whistle.
Congratulations to Leigh for a rugby masterclass today. Hopefully, Eccles U10s can bring their A game for next week’s trip away?