Northwich 3rds 64 v Linley & Kidsgrove 2nds 7.
It was nice to see Linley bring a squad of 20 players.
It was obvious from the start of the game Linley had a very strong set of forwards and from the kick off they soon powered their way into Northwich’s 22. There, Northwich managed to turn the ball and instead of kicking for touch, to relieve the pressure, they passed the ball along the line and the ball reached the wing into the hands of Kyle (Usain Bolt) Clarke, who ran from Northwich 22 to score a great try under Linleys’ post, try converted by Harry Naylor.
The second try was identical to the first try with Kyle (Eusain Bolt) Clarke scoring another great try under the posts, converted again by Harry Naylor.
It was great to see the whole team playing together especially the backs that passed the ball all the way to the wings. The third try came from this passage of play, with winger Oscar Bradley crossing the the try line, try converted by Harry Naylor.
As stated before Linley had a strong pack and they used their scrum half, linking up with the No 8 to try and punch a hole through Northwich inside centre Andy Stoker. Every time Linley tried this Andy took the man down with some punishing tackling, this he did all the game and no-one got through him; great defence.
Northwich now got a bit untidy and developed white line fever instead of passing the ball along the line.
The next try came from Kirk Naylor ‘yes’ Kirk who received the ball in the Linley 22, l would like to say that he side stepped a couple of players and pushed a number of tackles off, l would of like to have said that but all I can say is that Kirk scored a try, try converted by Harry Naylor.
The final try of the half came from Harry Naylor with his typical trade mark, selling a few dummies before crossing the try line.
Half time score 33-0.
At the start of the second half Northwich were still infected with white line fever and Linley took an advantage of this by scoring a converted try.
Now Northwich recovered and played like they did during the first 3 tries in the first half and Harry Naylor scored his second try which he converted.
The try came from a great passage of play where there was a maul 5 metres from the Linley line, Andy Young waiting 5 metres from the base line of the maul received the ball from Harry and crossed the line for his first try for the club, hopefully the first of many.
The next try came from Cameron Gooch who brilliantly picked up a very low ball to score a try, try converted by Harry Naylor.
The final try can from the forwards winning the ball that the backs passed along the line reaching the winger Oscar to score his second try.
Full time score 64-7.
Man of the match: Kyle Clarke.
This was a brilliant team effort and when we all play for each other it shows how many tries we can score. Well done.