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1st XV - Match centre

Carlisle
Stockport
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Full time
R SACKVILLE-WEST, S GREEN (2), J PEARSON
L MCGOVERN (3)
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Sat 6 Jan 14:15 - Northern Division - North One West Attendance 200

Christmas break and new recruits get Stockport back to winning ways

With new recruits, Liam McGovern at 10, Rhodri Mayer at 15 and the return after several years of Nic Smith at 8, Stockport ran out 26-13 winners away at Carlisle.

Stockport travelled to Carlisle for the first fixture of the New Year and came away with a bonus point victory to move back up the table to 5th place. Clearly benefitting from the Christmas break, the addition of new recruits, Liam MCGOVERN at 10, Rhodri Mayer at 15 and the return after several years of Nic Smith at 8, Stockport ran out 26-13 winners. Despite the score line the two teams were well matched for much of the game, both sides creating scoring opportunities they were unable to take due to good defence or minor errors. But Stockport did get the four tries that really mattered to the two scored by Carlisle, the second a consolation in the dying moments of the game.

Carlisle started well, playing in the Stockport half for the first 15 minutes and coming away with a penalty after only 5 minutes. Eventually Stockport gained some momentum and after several good phases scrum half Tom DUFFY switched direction to feed wing Richard SACKVILLE-WEST for him to score an unconverted try after 25 minutes. Both sides then had phases of attack but it was Carlisle who scored a try after an attack down the left wing and their forwards then carried over for the try. Soon after the restart, Carlisle dropped a ball on the Stockport 10 metre line and Jordan PEARSON picked up and made a good break going outside the Carlisle players and into their half, his offload to Simon GREEN gave the flanker the opportuneity to out race the Carlisle defenders and run in from 40 metres to score under the posts. McGovern converted to make it 12-8 to Stockport at half time.

Carlisle started the second half strongly and it was only solid Stockport defence that prevented them from getting a try from their significant pressure. A loose ball was hacked on by Rhodri Morgan and he was only just beaten to the touch down by the Carlisle fullback. Stockport were able to keep up the pressure and when prop Matt Lawrowitsch made yet another good carry his well timed pass allowed Simon GREEN to get his second try, McGovern’s conversion made it 19-8 to the visitors. It was Stockport who dominated with some good passages of play and containing Carlisle when the home side had the ball. The pressure paid off when Jordan PEARSON forced himself over the line for the bonus point try and with McGovern’s third conversion it was 26 -8 and Stockport looked to have secured the win. However Carlisle were not finished and it was the home side who had the better of the closing minutes and despite more solid Stockport defence they went over for an unconverted try to make the final scoreline 26-13 to Stockport.

1st XV v Carlisle (A) 060118
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With the Second 15 winning at home by 47-22 against Macclesfield 3rd team there was good reason to celebrate as it is many months since both 1st and 2nd Teams have won on the same day.

Next week is a home game against Local rivals Altrincham Kersal, kick off at 2.15

Mathew LAWROWITSCH

Player of the Match

Mathew LAWROWITSCH

Key moments

3:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Carlisle
21:30
Conversion Liam MCGOVERN kicks a conversion for Stockport
26:00
Try Richard SACKVILLE-WEST scores for Stockport
31:00
Try Try for Carlisle
37:00
Try Simon GREEN scores for Stockport
37:30
Conversion Liam MCGOVERN kicks a conversion for Stockport
21:00
Try Simon GREEN scores for Stockport
30:00
Try Jordan PEARSON scores for Stockport
30:30
Conversion Liam MCGOVERN kicks a conversion for Stockport
39:00
Try Try for Carlisle

Videos and photos

1st XV v Carlisle (A) 060118
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Highlights

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40:00 Player of the Match
Mathew LAWROWITSCH is awarded player of the match for Stockport
39:30 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Carlisle
39:00 Try 13 - 26
Try for Carlisle
30:30 Conversion 3 - 19
Liam MCGOVERN kicks a conversion for Stockport
30:00 Try 3 - 17
Jordan PEARSON scores for Stockport
21:00 Try 3 - 5
Simon GREEN scores for Stockport
End of period 1
37:30 Conversion 8 - 26
Liam MCGOVERN kicks a conversion for Stockport
37:00 Try 8 - 24
Simon GREEN scores for Stockport
31:30 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Carlisle
31:00 Try 8 - 19
Try for Carlisle
26:30 Missed Conversion
Liam MCGOVERN misses a conversion for Stockport
26:00 Try 3 - 12
Richard SACKVILLE-WEST scores for Stockport
21:30 Conversion 3 - 7
Liam MCGOVERN kicks a conversion for Stockport
3:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Penalty kicked for Carlisle
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Carlisle
  • Stockport
  • 0
  • Penalty 3:00'
  • Liam MCGOVERN Conversion 21:30'
  • Richard SACKVILLE-WEST Try 26:00'
  • Try 31:00'
  • Simon GREEN Try 37:00'
  • Liam MCGOVERN Conversion 37:30'
  • Simon GREEN Try 21:00'
  • Jordan PEARSON Try 30:00'
  • Liam MCGOVERN Conversion 30:30'
  • Try 39:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Vale of Lune 13 61
2. Northwich 15 53
3. Firwood Waterloo 16 52
4. Blackburn 16 50
5. Douglas (I.O.M.) 17 49
6. Wilmslow 15 47
7. Stockport 16 47

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