A statement of intent
2s are up and running
Northwich 2XV 66 – 5 Winnington Park 2XV
Northwich made a strong statement straight from the kick off. It wasn’t long into the match before the first try came, when a small line break by Antony Keller allowed him to feed Ian Lamb on a supporting line that would see him cross the line for the first 5 points. Richard Hart added the extras. Shortly after Northwich were back in the Park 22 applying the pressure, although Winnington managed to defend against a number of attempts from the blacks, and even held up 2 or 3 that managed to cross the line, it was Shaun Burmah who was able to get his name on the score sheet with a pick up from a dominant Northwich scrum out wide. The conversion was missed. A further 10 minutes went by and this time Northwich were able to score from a counter attack. A great turnover from Daniel Gregory allowed Northwich to counter fast and move the ball. A tackle was made on the defending 22 however a big carry from Elis Vickery got Northwich squad to the try line and Richard Hart was able to pick and go over the line himself. He added the extras.
More of the same happened and Northwich were able to get additional trys from Tom Husbands, Fraser Dodd and Kyle Lindsay.
Winnington Park did manage to catch the home side sleeping, following some big carries by their forwards, the visitors managed to suck enough players in to a point where a simple set of hands and pace beat the Northwich back line. The conversion was missed.
The second half was similar to the first; however Winnington didn’t give up at all. Further trys were scored by Burmah, Husbands, Jack Bailie and Dan Collins.
Unfortunately during the second half, a Winnington Park player, Jack Lanceley, was taken to hospital with a broken leg. We would like to wish Jack a speedy recovery from his injury.
Next week Northwich 2XV travel away to play against Crewe and Nantwich 2XV.
Team: Clarke.M, Dodd.F, Gregory.D, Fortune.C, Vickery.E, Collins.A, Lindsay.K, Burmah.S, Hart. R, Keller.A, Kenny.O, Purbrick.M, Lamb.I, Husbands.T, Jones.S, Collins.D, Bailie.J, McGrory.R.
Scorers: Burmah (2), Husbands (2), Bailie, Collins.D, Dodd, Hart, Lamb, Lindsay