Stockport enjoy day beside the sea
Greens win the battle of the "Ports"
The Greens travelled to pastures new this week to face Southport for what proved to a be an excellent game of rugby. The game was played on an immaculate surface and with very little wind the previous months offerings of wet heavy pitches would be consigned to history with some flowing rugby in store.
The game kicked off with the home side very much on the offensive forcing Stockport into an extended period of defence that eventually saw the defensive wall break for an excellent opening score from the home sides lively back line.
On 15 minutes Stockport rang the changes and the introduction of Oli Wakefield changed the course of the game as he ran in a hat trick before half time to change the course of the game but not before one individual piece of skill from the Southport backs went unrewarded after a brilliant chip and chase was harshly denied by the referee when we all thought he'd scored.
Into the second half and Stockport continued to find the gaps in the Southport defence until they replied with a well worked try of their own. Many thanks to Stephen and the boys for a superb mornings rugby in a highly competitive game and we look forward to seeing you all next season.
Last but not least special mention to Southport player Dan Kirk who suffered a horrible broken nose, (the sort that allows you to marry into the royal family these days) but couldn't understand what all the fuss what about. This is one very tough boy!