U14s mark victory vs Stockport on a day of remembrance
and mark respect for the fallen with line of honour & silence
With no adult games this weekend and following a most excellent Sportsman's Dinner with Nick Easter as Guest speaker on the Friday Night, Altrincham Kersal U14s stepped up to take on the mantle and add to their run of victories.
Playing Stockport U14s, who traditionally have dominated the fixture in the past, Altrincham fought back from a shaky start to record a well-deserved victory of 22-17.
The visitors took the lead having run in two quick tries in the first five minutes - and with an added conversion took a 0-12 lead, Altrincham rallied after some strong play breaking through the middle to make it 5-12, some clever passing then saw the ball whipped out to the wing for the home side to make it 10-12 at half time.
Second half saw Altrincham having the stronger start- but against the run of play Stockport broke away from a penalty to take a 10-17 lead, which was short lived, as this proved to be the impetus for the home team to take charge.
More quick play and a quick break down the wing, reduced the deficit to 15-17, AK continued to dominate the centre of the pitch and again broke the visitor's defence, adding the conversion making it 22-17.
The boys defended well for the final few minutes to earn a well-deserved victory over a very good visiting side.
Report by: Alastair Mason