Port lose thriller with last play of the game
Classic game played with heart and spirt demonstrating all thats good in rugby
Mold were the latest visitors to Headlands Road to play the Greens after a good battle at Mold two weeks earlier that saw Stockport come away with a solid win.
Before the game the massed ranks of Stockport, Lymm & Mold came together for a short poignant ceremony organised by Major Neil Wakefield formerly of the Kings Regiment who spoke of the ultimate sacrifice made not just by former Stockport players but by soldiers and civilians the world over in an impeccably observed tribute which set the tone for the battle ahead for the Stockport boys.
Mold came of the traps far quicker than the home side where it was quickly evident that this was not the Mold side they had faced two weeks earlier as the Mold scrum half in particular proved a real thorn in the Stockport boys side. Much to their credit the Stockport boys not only pulled the two try deficit back but actually managed to take a half time lead. The game then ebbed and flowed with the lead changing hands several times when with the scores locked at 30-30 Stockport's bull dozing winger Charlie " the refrigerator" Sadler looked like he was going all the way only for a superb tackle from the the Mold full back who not only saved the day but won the turnover that allowed his side to take the game into the home 22 where wave upon wave of attacks were repelled by a stoic home defence. With the last play of the game Mold launched one final attack which saw one of their forwards scramble over the line for what looked like the winning try.
We all looked to the Major who appeared to be going upstairs for confirmation from the video ref only to realise there was none, he then asked himself the question, " is there any reason I cannot award this try"? Well if I'm honest Neil there was a few but as we all know the referee is always right and finally up went his arm and shouted " try" to cue mass celebrations from the Welsh fraternity the like of which hasn't been seen since Scott Gibbs broke English hearts at Wembley in 1999 and heartbreak for the Port boys who were literally out on their feet having given their all. Many thanks to Rhys and the boys for coming over for a great mornings rugby.