This month we're going as far back through the archives as possible, to the first ever match report posted on the Sedbergh website! A newly relegated Sedge, fresh with the latest intake of "promoted 18s", opened the 2008/9 season away to eventual league champions Wortley Dragons. At least things could only get better after this initial hammering...
Match Date: 13/09/08
Competition: Pennine League Division 3
Result: Wortley Dragons 40 Odsal Sedbergh 0
Experience fires Dragons to victory
By Jonathon Ward | Saturday 13th September 2008
We probobly won't play a better half of rugby for the rest of the season. In the opening 40 Sedge rattled the Divison 3 new boys by getting stuck in their faces and creating a few chances, but couldn't capitalise on an early Wortley sin bin. Big breaks from Walshy and Alistar were unsupported and so both led to nothing. With the see-saw match never ending it seemed 0-0 at half time would be a safe bet, but the hosts dived over in the corner following a string of stupid penalties.
After the break Sedge's young and inexperienced side couldn't keep up with the tempo set by a team that included former Sheffield and Giants players. Although a hoast of ridiculous reffing decisions didn't help either; from start to finish the hosts tackled high with little penalised, Dovey the main target with a continouslly bust open nose.
Time after time an inabiltiy to wrap the ball up saw Wortley cleverly offload over and over, creating more and more tries. With ten to go their full back broke down the wing and Jonny kept him out with a last ditch cover tackle, but held down too long and was sin binned for the final exchanges, which saw the Dragons cross a few more times to turn what started as a close run thing to a complete whitewash.
FB-Worsley W-Ward C-Middleton C-Jamie K W-A.James SO-Tordoff SH-Suddards PR-Walsh HK-Whiting PR-Dove SR-Fleming SR-Graham LF-S.Spate SUB-Hall SUB-Brad SUB-Bromley SUB-Brewerton