With the weather holding for yet another week Eccles Under 7s were out in force to welcome Rochdale to Gorton Street for the first game of the season. Darren was 200 miles north on a jolly so it was left to Martin (TVM) to hold the fort on his own.
Dale got off to a flyer posting a number of early tries using quick offloads. Eccles were not yet awake! However some nicely taken tags and typical strong running got Eccles back in the game.
With the inevitable rolling subs, all of the players took their opening bow of the season
The match finished honours even (so I am reliably informed by Martin and some of the parents) with an excellent overall team performance.
Well done to all.