Following our hard fought game against Heaton Moor the week before, Eccles were invited to Heaton Moor RUFC for a series of short 15 minute friendly fixtures against our hosts and Marple RUFC.
The intention was to give all three sides some match practice and to work on a few training routines for the benefit of all involved.
Although no match report was written it is worthwhile noting that Eccles did themselves proud, coming out victorious in three of the four games played, against two extremely good sides who play the game in the spirit and manner that it should be played. Prior to these fixtures Heaton Moor had only lost two games all season to Manchester and Sefton and had some impressive wins against Bury and Bolton.
All the lads played to their capabilities and this made choosing any single outstanding Men of the Match impossible.
Clearly this is closer to a training session than real competition but it’ll certainly give the lads a positive lift for our upcoming fixture against Sedgley Park, a side we have struggled to compete with in all our previous encounters.
The results from the games were as follows:
Heaton Moor 5 – 7 Eccles
Marple 0 – 12 Eccles
Heaton Moor 14 – 0 Eccles
Marple 0 – >30 Eccles
Bring on the Tigers!