The blues started in usual fashion with the forwards forcing the visitors deep into their own half with a number of quick drives, Formby could not cope with the speed and power of the Blues pack and a series of driving runs was finished off by phil coggins
forcing the ball over for the first try early in the game. More New Brighton forward pressure to the first of many tries from the Blues number 8 Phill Lamont
who had a fine day, a second try for Lamont was followed by a swift passage of play, the forwards secured the ball and fast hand saw the ball swept out to debutant Paul Dean
on the wing who showed good pace and a cool head to finish the move nicely. A short spell where the Blues lost the plot somewhat and gave away a trio of tries to the visitors strong running back line was only halted by the half time whistle, score 20:15.
The second half started as the first finished with poor discipline giving the visitors a penalty 10 yards out that as quickly taken and well finished in the corner. New Brighton finally got their composure back and again played controlled rugby with the powerful forwards dominating the play, their dominance was such that it allowed Chris “Jonny Wilkinson” Gallagher time and space to drift
into the backs to launch an immaculate cross field kick into the waiting arms (via a fortunate bounce) of Mattie Evans who then ran half the pitch unopposed to score under the sticks. Phill Lamont
pitched in with another couple of second half tries to complete a quartet of tries in a fine personal display. Extra points added expertly by the boot of the returning Declan who slotted into senior rugby with ease at stand off. A game that saw a few new faces and some without any previous experience blend in well to this emerging third team, a special mention to big Tommy Burns who looks an immense prospect. Final score 41:20