Stockport make it to Finals Day
The old nemesis Chester are put to the sword
Stockport welcomed Chester to Headlands Road for a Cheshire Cup semi final that was a reply of the final for the past 2 years, both teams knowing that this would be their hardest game in the competition to date.
With the weather perfect for rugby, it was Stockport who got the game underway and it was very clear from the off that the home side were not going to give the visitors a moment’s peace as they thundered into the opposition, making hit after hit which resulted in the first of many turnovers and led to the opening try from talisman Miles Cooke who galloped through a midfield hole to score.
Once in front Stockport went from strength to strength and built on solid defensive foundations which led to further tries for wings Adam Pennington and Oli Wakefield, centre Dom Rode and a 2nd for Cooke giving the home side a formidable 6-0 half time lead.
Onto the 2nd half and a 2-try burst first from Cooke to complete a well deserved hat trick and prop Navid Khoshrou-Mousavi saw 6-0 become 8-0 which was eventually finished off with a 2nd for Wakefield and then the home side’s try of day as the ball seemed to be put through every available pair of hands and having gone left to right and then right to left, skipper Dan Robinson managed to pass back inside for wing Dom Hanson to turn the last defender inside out and register the home side’s 10th try of the day to complete the match.
A monumental effort given the standard and undoubted class of the opposition but the win sees Stockport into their 3rd Cheshire Cup final in a row!!