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Fleetwood came to bottom of the league Liverpool Collegiate looking to get back to winning ways having not won a game since beating Sefton in early October.
Fleetwood kicked the game off with a high kick into the ‘Pool’ half. Pressure was being put on by both sides, with each team having a mediocre start to the game. Liverpool however gets the first score of the match by winning their own scrums, then breaking the line, ‘Pool’ get the two points, 7-0. ‘Fleet’ started to control the ball in the opposition 22. Fleetwood started to seem like maybe they couldn’t get anything from the good position. However good strings of passes, started by scrum half Paul Bamber
, broke the ‘Pool’ defence, try scored by Mike Kelley, Gavin Rowell
with the conversion, 7-7. Moments later Fleetwood were again in another good attacking position. Fleetwood earnt a penalty on the 10, Gavin nailed the kick, 7-10. Fleetwood were on the attack again, a driving maul from a line-out gained ‘Fleet’ good ground. After a few runs Jamie Moran
’s was successful, Gavin again with the conversion, 7-17. Liverpool set play out wide, Fleetwood’s defence did stay strong, however a missed tackle meant that ‘Pool’ could score under the posts, conversion scored, 14-17. Liverpool starts up the pitch again, using runs off the ball to gain ground, the ball is then shipped wide and ‘Pool’ score in the corner, conversion missed, 19-17. Collegiate go on the attack again, they use an inside pass to create a hole in the Fleetwood defence, conversion scored, 26-17. From the restart Liverpool score again, a chip through the middle then with a mistake from Fleetwood with picking the ball up caused the try, ‘Pool’ gets the two points, 33-17. Half time, 33-17.
From the start of the second half Liverpool show no signs of stopping scoring. ‘Pool’ turned over a ruck in a key area of the pitch, they then exploited the ‘Fleet’ defence, try scored. Conversion again scored, 40-17. Liverpool keep up their strong rucking, they turn over yet another ruck. The ball was then passed out wide and the winger ran down the line, not tackled he scored, ‘Pool’ added the two points, 47-17. Fleetwood conceded a penalty in front of the posts, Liverpool successfully score the kick, 50-17. Jamie Moran
earnt himself a ten minute rest because he didn’t look the referee in the eyes when talking to him. Liverpool score again, missed tackles by Fleetwood meant that Collegiate could burst through the line, the conversion was missed this time, 55-17. However Fleetwood did get a try back. Devin Brown scored under the posts, Gavin got ‘Fleet’ the two points. Full time – 55-24.
Fleetwood was again outplayed like against Glossop. Fleetwood did manage to get some early scores against Liverpool, however with missed tackles and not winning or securing rucks, Fleetwood just couldn’t expand their play as much as they needed to.
Man of the match this week was awarded to Rob Brookfield
for his work rate on the pitch. Steve Woodburn
made a massive difference, well according to him at some point after the game.