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1st XV - Match centre

Stockport
Firwood Waterloo
A BROADHURST, D SCHOFIELD
Full time
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
T EATON (2)
Unknown, Unknown
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Sat 30 Sep 15:00 - Northern Division - North One West Attendance 150

Waterloo provide sternest test of the season for Stockport

Despite some exciting 2nd half back moves and good forward drives by Stockport the Waterloo dominance of possession in the first half gave them a winning platform

Stockport RUFC V Firwood Waterloo, North 1 West, Saturday 30 September 2017

This was Stockport’s sternest test so far this season, Waterloo who were also relegated from National 3 last season, came to Headlands Road on the back of two narrow losses and produced their best performance of the season to win by 27-14. Despite a positive start by Stockport, Waterloo dominated some 85% of possession in the first half and went into the break 17-0 up having scored 3 tries. The second half saw Stockport getting more into the game, with some very exciting running by the backs and some very good driving play by the forwards, scoring two tries, both converted by Tom EATON. But Waterloo continued to make few mistakes and scored a penalty and another try to finish well ahead.

After an early attack by Stockport, Waterloo had a spell of 10 minutes going through phase after phase but despite their dominance of possession the Stockport defence was good enough to hold them between the 10 metre lines. Eventually the pressure told and a missed tackle gave the Waterloo number 6 the opportunity to score the first try, which was converted. Stockport then lost No 8 Jordan PEARSON with a suspected broken arm. Waterloo continued to dominate and apart from an exciting run out of defence by Stockport full back Joe WILSON, it was all Waterloo. Their patient pressure eventually produced an unconverted try for their No 13 to make it 12-0. Stockport then had a good attack but a massive clearance kick by Waterloo took play back into the Stockport 22, the line out throw was not straight so Waterloo had an attacking scrum, at which Stockport conceded a penalty. Waterloo took advantage and the third phase from the ensuing line out resulted in their 3rd try, which was again unconverted for a 17-0 lead.

1st XV v Waterloo 30 Sep 2017
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Stockport started the second half well, with several phases resulting in a penalty and from the line out 15 metres out a well organised drive gave hooker Andy BROADHURST a try, which Tom EATON converted. The only kickable penalty of the game was conceded by Stockport following the restart and Waterloo went 20-7 ahead. On 55 minutes more sustained pressure by Waterloo gave them another forwards’ try and the conversion took them to 27-7. Stockport were playing much more positively and having more possession and after some good interplay the ball went to Player/Coach Dean SCHOFIELD, who ran in from 30 metres to score wide out. Tom EATON made an excellent conversion and there was some hope of a bonus point with the score at 27-14. Despite maintaining momentum Stockport conceded a penalty for crossing as a good attack developed and the referee blew the final whistle minutes later with no further score.

Next week brings an away derby at Wilmslow, with the two old rivals meeting for the first time in many years.

Key moments

18:00
Try Try for Firwood Waterloo
18:24
Conversion Conversion for Firwood Waterloo
27:00
Try Try for Firwood Waterloo
38:00
Try Try for Firwood Waterloo
54:00
Try Andy BROADHURST scores for Stockport
54:30
Conversion Tom EATON kicks a conversion for Stockport
58:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Firwood Waterloo
65:00
Try Try for Firwood Waterloo
65:30
Conversion Conversion for Firwood Waterloo
70:00
Try Dean SCHOFIELD scores for Stockport
70:30
Conversion Tom EATON kicks a conversion for Stockport

Videos and photos

1st XV v Waterloo 30 Sep 2017
6 photos

Highlights

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70:30 Conversion 14 - 27
Tom EATON kicks a conversion for Stockport
70:00 Try 12 - 27
Dean SCHOFIELD scores for Stockport
65:30 Conversion 7 - 27
Conversion for Firwood Waterloo
65:00 Try 7 - 25
Try for Firwood Waterloo
58:00 Penalty 7 - 20
Penalty kicked for Firwood Waterloo
54:30 Conversion 7 - 17
Tom EATON kicks a conversion for Stockport
54:00 Try 5 - 17
Andy BROADHURST scores for Stockport
End of period 1
38:30 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Firwood Waterloo
38:00 Try 0 - 17
Try for Firwood Waterloo
27:30 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Firwood Waterloo
27:00 Try 0 - 12
Try for Firwood Waterloo
18:24 Conversion 0 - 7
Conversion for Firwood Waterloo
18:00 Try 0 - 5
Try for Firwood Waterloo
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As it happened

  • Stockport
  • Firwood Waterloo
  • 0
  • Try 18:00'
  • Conversion 18:24'
  • Try 27:00'
  • Try 38:00'
  • Andy BROADHURST Try 54:00'
  • Tom EATON Conversion 54:30'
  • Penalty 58:00'
  • Try 65:00'
  • Conversion 65:30'
  • Dean SCHOFIELD Try 70:00'
  • Tom EATON Conversion 70:30'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Vale of Lune 6 29
2. Wilmslow 6 22
3. Stockport 6 22
4. Northwich 6 20
5. Firwood Waterloo 6 20
6. Warrington 6 17
7. Carlisle 6 15

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