Rochdale Mayfield vs Orrell St James Jets
A true meaning of an 'away' fixture ... the furthest the the Jets have travelled to date. Travelling through an estate it opened out to show Mayfield Sports Club, a nice family RL setup.
After arriving early and a bitty warm up Mayfield Mustangs got off to the better start with some good direct & strong running leading to an early try. This and then some strong Mustangs defence keeping the Jets to only a few metres gain meant the signs looked ominous.
After then cancelling each other out for a bit, some 'captains knock' running (as well as tackling) from Charlie C, ever reliable Sean K and Jake R's new pads giving him some 'go forward' the Jets managed to make some good ground to be finished off by Andrew (top of the hill) S.
Charlie C's 'captains knock' carried on by him posting the next try despite some strong Mustangs defence in attendance.
Matthew W came off the bench due to an injury & made an impact posting a try despite feeling unwell.
Shay B, Joseph H & Reece C rotated the acting half duties really well as well as Shay B following the coaches words of 'run straight' to the letter & taking on the defence head on despite numbers or size :-)
The three Joe-migos (Hughes, Wooton & Gavan) continued to make good metres with Joseph W getting on the score sheet after Lewis T.
Mathew W rounded off the scoring with 2 more tries earning his hat-trick & the Supporters man of the match award.
All in all a gallant effort by all involved & some good individual performance 'wins' despite the result.
Players of the week went to ...
Matthew W - Supporters
Jake R - Coaches
Shay B - Most Improved
Reece C - Top Trainer