Rossendale U12s travelled to play Colne & Nelson, for their second clash of the season in an evenly matched game that could have gone either way.
The even match continued in the second half, with both sides defending solidly and have equal shares of possession and territory. It was Dale who were first to score after a defensive mistake saw Isaac Cornwall steal a ball and dab it over the whitewash for Dale’s second try, again converted by PJ Butler. Unfortunately, a hand injury to Dale’s hooker, Jordan Fortune, meant that he had to leave the field, resulting in uncontested scrums for the last 7 minutes. After one more unconverted try from Colne and Nelson, the game ended 26-14 to the home side.
The whole team put in the effort and are showing real signs of improvement and deserve to feel proud of their performance but Dale’s man of the match was awarded by the referee to Isaac Cornwall; he was all over the field with big tackles and strong runs and fully deserved the award.