The Spartans 1st team avoid relegation.

1 month ago By Neil Mason

Saturday 22nd April - With a stunning away win 41-29 at 3rd place New Brighton. The Spartans ensured they stay in division 3 South.

After two consecutive seasons of promotion from the 5th to the 3rd division, playing for the first time at the higher 3rd division level was always going to be tough challenge this season, and so it proved.

From a precarious certain relegation position at the Christmas break of only 3 wins and 11 losses. The Spartans recovered in the second half of the season to win 5 of their last 9 games and retain their status in the 3rd division.

With two significant away wins in last month of the season at Wirral 3's and New Brighton 2's being the key factors in avoiding the drop back to the lower division. There have been lots of learning lessons this season for the first team. That hopefully will help them next season.

The 1st team squad now start their preparations for the Union Cup in Madrid, on the 28-30 April. The bi-annual European Inclusive rugby tournament.

The Village Spartans - 'More than Rugby!'

Updated 17:45 - 4 May 2017 by Neil Mason

Where next?

The 2017 Union Cup in Madrid, 28-30 April 2017 Three Spartans teams leave at the end of this week for Madrid to compete in the bi-annual European inclusive rugby championship.
The Pioneers Cup - Saturday 18th March at Home The Spartans 3rd, 2nd & 1st teams play the King Cross Steelers 3rds, 2nds and 1sts, with the Liverpool Tritons in commemorative games.

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