Results for : Saturday, 08 September 2012
Aldwinians 17 - 0 Blackburn
Didsbury Toc H 0 - 47 Wigton
Egremont 35 - 21 Upper Eden
Keswick 23 - 17 Littleborough
St Benedicts 25 - 8 Heaton Moor
Whitehaven 15 - 3 Eccles
Workington 20 - 6 Aspatria
An excellent Saturday for West Cumbrian Rugby with all four home sides posting good wins. I was particularly impressed by St Benedicts who bounced back from the previous weeks mauling at Eccles to post a solid win against Heaton Moor. So team of the week is St Benedicts.
14 games played and only 2 away wins – is a pattern emerging? 3 of the 4 West sides have to get on their bikes at the weekend to travel down the M6 and I suspect that the results might tell us something about their ability to get the best XV on the bus. Certainly the results posted so far seem to indicate that the Manchester clubs are no too keen on that lonely journey along the A66 – I hear they are calling it Sellafield Flu.
Wigton posted an expected win at Didsbury and in doing so restricted the home side to a nil score line. Early days but clearly Wigton are emerging as the team to beat and Egremont will not be looking forward to their upcoming visit to Lowmoor Road where the home fans will be baying for another 5 pointer.
Keswick and Aldwinians continue their good run of early season form. Aldwinians put paid to a fancied Blackburn outfit where the bubble seems to have burst even before it got blown up. Aldwinians may be starting to emerge as the competition for Wigton’s title. If they can win the Manchester derby on Saturday it will be a real statement of intent.
It will be difficult to tip Burn against visiting Workington. The Zebra’s had a conclusive win against a decent Aspatria side and with everyone fit and willing to travel they will present problems for Blackburn. Aspatria continue to look good on paper but in the two defeats so far have failed to click as a team. The have the perfect chance to get on the scoreboard on Saturday when winless Didsbury are the visitors.
Keswick continue to confound pundits with another early season win. Kes will not be expecting to go the distance in this league but will be rightfully delighted to be getting early season points on the board
Heaton Moor is the third team in the league yet to post a victory. Having seen Eccles suffer at Whitehaven, Moor will be aware that they face a stern test on home soil
Fixtures for : Saturday, 15 September 2012
Aspatria vs. Didsbury Toc H
Blackburn vs. Workington
Eccles vs. Aldwinians
Heaton Moor vs. Whitehaven
Littleborough vs. St Benedicts
Upper Eden vs. Keswick
Wigton vs. Egremont