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3 weeks ago By Andrea Davidson

by Geoff Lightfoot

Firwood Waterloo brought the curtain down on their season with a well deserved 22-43 win away at Altrincham Kersal, the result consolidating their fourth place finish in the North One West table.
"Very satisfied with the win and it's good to be able to complete the season on a high," declared director of rugby Steve Wood. "We played some good 'champagne' rugby crossing for seven well executed tries. We have introduced a number of up and coming players over the past few weeks, they have done well and that will give us a good platform from which to build next season."
Firwood Waterloo were first on the score board with a try from Lee Farrier, the full back coming into the line before rounding the 'AK' centre to cross wide out.
The home side replied with an unconverted try but as the vistor's pressure began to build a simple series of pick and drives created the opportunity for Scott Robinson to go over for the second. Tom Booth added the conversion and from a break by Jonny Roberts, quick ruck ball created space on the blindside for Will Allen to make it three, this time Nick Dwyer slotting the extras.
Farrier brought up the fourth and the bonus point , a superb solo effort by the full back leaving would be defenders in his wake, Dwyer again on hand with the conversion.
A break by Robinson and again from quick ruck ball, Jack Weir put Allen over for his second. Weir landed the conversion to afford Firwood Waterloo a 5-33 lead at the interval.
The home side began the second period well and went in for their second try but the pressure and control from the Merseysiders was by now relentless. A break initiated by Robson and some good handling allowed Robinson to come back into the action to rack up the sixth.
As the pace inevitably began to slow 'AK' managed a converted try but from a scrum five metres out Josh Jenkins took the opposition back row on before popping a pass the Ben Swift who skated in for the seventh to seal the win despite a late try from the home side.
"I thought Jonny Roberts at scrum half was outstanding today and through his work we had control of most of the game." Wood emphasised. "However I must compliment the whole of the squad who really turned in a performance of which the club can be proud. Great way to end the season"

Updated 14:59 - 23 Apr 2018 by Andrea Davidson


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