Prop pairing steal the show
it's T-R-Y time for those guys
Yes people it has finally happened….Meaty AND Dan Wright managed to score a try!!!! Anything Dunc can do ey…Cowling Harlequins really should be ashamed. This season they have allowed the three guys who never score to all escape the dreaded ‘naked run’ at the end of the season.
Sedge allowed former black and gold Danny Welder to cross early on but the visitors soon lost momentum and the spirits of the home side were instantly lifted when Kyle MEATSPIN Terry crashed over following a perfectly executed snapper – although Duncan would continue to whinge in the changing rooms after that Meaty stole is run as it was meant to be his ball. Boovey stormed onto the pitch to join in with the celebrations, it really was a special moment to be part of.
So Meaty scored, that’s enough Sedbergh crazy for one game..surely…SURELY….but no. The first forty minutes of this match saw something that would normally be the shock of the season (that will always be Uncle Duncs try in my opinion)…SPUD SCORED A HAT-TRICK. How we don’t know. He just kept receiving passes and plonking it over the whitewash in the top corner. His main assister for those tries was Sam Hall, who bagged himself a brace as well, one of which saw him somehow outpace their winger in a footrace to the chalk. Can’t say ‘re Sammy boy has ever been known for his blistering pace, so that further emphasises the state of opposition facing us at the weekend.
The game was evidently so one sided by now and as a spectacle it was a shame, because there is always the good natured ribbing between us and Cowling – especially when Señor Booth is around playing chief wind-up merchant.
Shaq starred in the centre of the park and notched a well deserved try before slipping John Adams in under the sticks to round off a comprehensive first half 36-8.
Downhill the points kept flowing. John scored in trademark long range style to move within just two tries of becoming the joint-top try scorer…it’s certainly gonna be clenched arsehole time for Robert whilst sitting out his ban. Smiler managed to score from a scoot, true story, and of course the landmark moment of the second half – Dan Wright’S TRY!! He barrelled over with men hanging off him and twisted his body so that ball beautifully touched the green sod underneath. Poetry in motion. Or just a bog standard forwards try, pretty much what he shudda scored the other week except he dropped it. Although we could’ve seen that outcome coming after butterfingers-for-the-day Mr Wright had already cocked up from 2 kicks off with a knock on and conceding a drop out. But all sins were forgiven with this first try of his maiden Sedbergh season since signing from Morley in the close season.
Jonny Ward was sent over courtesy of a cracking Aussie by Luke Barnes (who by the way did miss a conversion from in front of the sticks. Spud the Second or what!) and the scores were wrapped up when Briggsy stormed in with a 40 yard scoot.
The ref blew up with almost 20 minutes left to play, which you can’t blame him for. Cowling were getting crucified.
Moment of the Match – TOO MANY TO PICK FROM! Meaty’s try? Dan Wright’s? Spud’s Hat-Trick? Sam's embarrasingly horrific conversion attempt that went about half a yard? I would suggest a twitter hashtag vote to decide, but that has proved to be a big fat flop in the past.
J.Ward, S.Barnes, S.Hall, J.Adams, K.Read, D.Call, L.Barnes, K.Terry, S.Jones, D.Wright, D.Chapman, A.Lovett, R.Bahan SUBS: J.Briggs, J.Sharp
Tries: Read (3), Hall (2), Adams (2), Terry, Wright, Jones, Bahan, Ward, Briggs
Goals: Barnes(2), Call(2), Read, Ward