03/02/13 – 12.30 pm k.o. Att: 64
Eccles junior colts travelled to Warrington all suited and booted for this county cup 1st round match. Now Warrington haven’t lost all season in fact I don’t think they have lost for several years!
Coaches Dave and Nic got them warmed and wound up ready for the game ahead. Chairman Andy Brunt came along to watch me, sorry the match also.
The game got under way with Eccles straight into the attack. Too much noise on the touch line was the call but Eccles were piling on the pressure. Warrington two leagues above Eccles, weren’t expecting this. They were making mistakes, handling errors and had a player sin binned all in the early stages. Their coach was telling them to get their heads up. Connor Bates who started the game carrying an injury had to come off but Sean Baines was more than ready to replace him.
It wasn’t until 15 minutes had passed that Warrington broke the deadlock and scored, 7-0. The game settled down with some good tackles notably one from Ross Eaton which coach Dave said he had been waiting years for! Warrington put on the pressure and scored again, 14-0. Curtis Bates led the pack well and gained several yards driving well. Simon took a knock and had to leave the field but Connor Bates returned.
Warrington started the 2nd half well and scored an early try, 19-0. The game continued as it had in the 1st half, Warrington still making the majority of the mistakes, more in this game than they had made all season according to one of their supporters. When they got their act together Warrington attacked well but the Eccles defence held them out. Lenny came off with a bad cut above his eye but after being treated by Carole back he came all bandaged up. The backs although they didn’t have many attacking opportunities tackled well. Warrington scored a further 2 tries to make the score 29-0 before Evan went close for Eccles but was tackled short of the line.
Over all a tremendous effort by all 17 lads who travelled. Coaches Dave and Nic and all the Eccles supporters really proud of them, well done.
Man of the Match: Curtis Bates,