Stockport Dominate AK U13s
...But Kersal Show Some Promising Signs!
Sunday saw the AKRFC U13s take a trip to Cheshire Cup Winners Stockport RFC. After a morale boosting mid-week win against Ashton, this match would test how much further Kersal have to improve to compete against the top teams. Judging by the scoreline…quite a bit as Stockport won the match 30-0!
Stockport’s direct running and quick offloads meant Kersal could never take control of the game. Despite the final score, there are several positives to be taken from the match. AK are much more competitive in the ruck and the scrum will be a force to be reckoned with later in the season. Tackling in defence has also improved (despite the scoreline) and Stockport were held at bay for large parts of the game. Perhaps most importantly, the squad showed determination throughout and this positive mentality will surely pay dividends as the team develop.
So it may not be a match for The Messenger but it was never a match where the score mattered. The positives were pleasing so roll on the return match on Wednesday at Ashton!
Players: Connor, Isaac P, Corey, Eliot, Isaac A, Lonan, Kane, Fin, Sam M, Caine, Kieron, Luis, Tom, Sam W, Matteo, Sam R
And here's Stockport's version of events: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/stockport/teams/1246/match-centre/0-3686188