And so starts this seasons rugby fixtures with the first match against Sedgley Park at home.
Game 1 started off well with great play by both teams but Sedgley broke through on the 7 minute mark scoring a try and then the subsequent conversion. The game was fast paced with great passes from Sean, Callum, Daniel and Rylea. A great run by Tom was defended well by Sedgley. Max M, Archie and Josh showed determination in their defending throughout in holding off the attackers. Sedgley broke through to score a second try and conversion on the half time mark. Half time score 14-0 to Sedgley.The second half started as fast as the first with great rucking from Brendan, Robert and Joe. Segdley broke the line again after 8 minutes scoring another try and conversion and quickly followed this up with another try and conversion. Undeterred the Eccles boys continued to defend with Max H and Callum B getting stuck in. Sedgley pushed on and on 18 minutes scored again to make the score 35-0.
Game 2 was a more evenly matched game with both Sedgley and Eccles showing some great strength and determination to get the ball over the line. Sedgley eventually scored the first try of this match followed by the conversion. But the hard work put in by all the Eccles players finally paid off when Joe scored a try in the last minute of the game, the conversion was scored by Tom to bring the final score to 7-7.