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Burnley
Wigton
Tries
C (W Miller Construction) (2), O (Middlegate Framing) (2), R (Dodd & Co), R (Story's), S (Perkins Travel), G Wrathall, E (Tynedale 4 Tags), J Nicholson
Conversions
D (Reiver Energy Limited) (7)
Sat 3 Feb 14:15 - Northern Division - North Lancs/Cumbria Full time

Solid performance by Wigton in the Burnley mud

Martin Tickner reports....

This was a great performance from Wigton in difficult conditions with rain falling for most of the game making the pitch very slippy. Wigton came out of the blocks very quickly with a good pick up by Ollie Lewis followed by a purposeful run by Stephen Harris before the ball was played across the pitch for Colin Sessford to touch down in the corner for Wigtons first try inside 2 minutes converted by Dan Reed for a 7-0 lead.

On 11 minutes Wigton had doubled their lead with a great break by Ollie Lewis charging through a tackle before touching between the posts, Dan Reed converted for a 14-0 lead. Shortly afterwards Ollie Lewis took advantage of Wigton stealing the Burnley line out to score his second try converted by Reed for a 21-0 lead. A strong run through the centre by Greg Wrathall was halted before he offloaded to Colin Sessford, the ball was recycled before David Hanabury passed out wide to Richard Moffatt who touched down for Wigton's 4th try.

Once again Wigton were causing Burnley problems in the line outs and from another steal by Jamie Warwick, Richard Jackson was able to burst through the centre for another converted try. Straight from the Burnley kick off, Elliott Armstrong made a tremendous catch before releasing the ball to Robert Marrs who in turn released the ball to the backs for Colin Sessford to score his second try and Wigton's 6th easily converted by Dan Reed to increase the lead to 40-0.

Another good turn over by Greg Wrathall in the ruck enabled the ball to be taken on by Dave Hanabury, then Elliot Armstrong before Stephen Harris scored under the posts, converted by Dan Reed. Just before half time the Burnley line out gathered their own ball before the forwards set up a series of pick and goes before touching down in the corner for their first try which went unconverted as the half time whistle was blown with Wigton holding a comfortable lead of 47-5.

To their credit Burnley came out strong at the start of the second half and with some good forward play they kept Wigton penned in their own half for long periods of time. Their cause was helped when Ollie Lewis received a yellow card for not retreating 10 metres. However Wigton pinched another line out and Greg Wrathall broke free to score Wigtons 8th try converted by Reed. A 9th try quickly followed following some good forward play Elliott Armstrong was able to score in the corner.

Burnley came back and forced a series of penalties before a scrum in Wigtons 10 metre area gave their pack a platform pushing the Wigton scrum over the line for a second try converted to reduce the lead to 59-12. From the Wigton kick off the Burnley full back knocked on, Wigton's scrum were able to secure the ball and Josh Nicholson ran through the defence unchallenged to give Wigton a 10th try and a final result of 64-12.

This was a superb display on a difficult pitch with many players putting in top performances for Wigton's biggest away victory for a long time. Thank you to the Burnley officials for their excellent hospitality.

Quilter Kids First Skills Series: Rugby Netball

Greg Wrathall

Player of the Match

Greg Wrathall

Key moments

14:17
Try Colin Sessford (W Miller Construction) scores for Wigton
14:18
Conversion Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited) kicks a conversion for Wigton
14:26
Try Oliver Lewis (Middlegate Framing) scores for Wigton
14:27
Conversion Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited) kicks a conversion for Wigton
14:31
Try Oliver Lewis (Middlegate Framing) scores for Wigton
14:32
Conversion Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited) kicks a conversion for Wigton
14:41
Try Richard Moffatt (Dodd & Co) scores for Wigton
14:45
Try Richard Jackson (Story's) scores for Wigton
14:46
Conversion Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited) kicks a conversion for Wigton
14:47
Try Colin Sessford (W Miller Construction) scores for Wigton
14:48
Conversion Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited) kicks a conversion for Wigton
14:51
Try Steven Harris (Perkins Travel) scores for Wigton
14:52
Conversion Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited) kicks a conversion for Wigton
15:22
Try Greg Wrathall scores for Wigton
15:23
Conversion Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited) kicks a conversion for Wigton
15:25
Try Elliott Armstrong (Tynedale 4 Tags) scores for Wigton
15:39
Try Josh Nicholson scores for Wigton

Highlights

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17:00 Player of the Match
Greg Wrathall is awarded player of the match for Wigton
15:39 Try 0 - 64
Josh Nicholson scores for Wigton
15:25 Try 0 - 59
Elliott Armstrong (Tynedale 4 Tags) scores for Wigton
15:23 Conversion 0 - 54
Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited) kicks a conversion for Wigton
15:22 Try 0 - 52
Greg Wrathall scores for Wigton
15:14 Yellow Card
Oliver Lewis (Middlegate Framing) is yellow carded for Wigton
End of period 1
14:52 Conversion 0 - 47
Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited) kicks a conversion for Wigton
14:51 Try 0 - 45
Steven Harris (Perkins Travel) scores for Wigton
14:48 Conversion 0 - 40
Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited) kicks a conversion for Wigton
14:47 Try 0 - 38
Colin Sessford (W Miller Construction) scores for Wigton
14:46 Conversion 0 - 33
Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited) kicks a conversion for Wigton
14:45 Try 0 - 31
Richard Jackson (Story's) scores for Wigton
14:41 Try 0 - 26
Richard Moffatt (Dodd & Co) scores for Wigton
14:32 Conversion 0 - 21
Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited) kicks a conversion for Wigton
14:31 Try 0 - 19
Oliver Lewis (Middlegate Framing) scores for Wigton
14:27 Conversion 0 - 14
Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited) kicks a conversion for Wigton
14:26 Try 0 - 12
Oliver Lewis (Middlegate Framing) scores for Wigton
14:18 Conversion 0 - 7
Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited) kicks a conversion for Wigton
14:17 Try 0 - 5
Colin Sessford (W Miller Construction) scores for Wigton
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As it happened

  • Burnley
  • Wigton
  • 0
  • Colin Sessford (W Miller Construction) Try 14:17'
  • Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited) Conversion 14:18'
  • Oliver Lewis (Middlegate Framing) Try 14:26'
  • Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited) Conversion 14:27'
  • Oliver Lewis (Middlegate Framing) Try 14:31'
  • Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited) Conversion 14:32'
  • Richard Moffatt (Dodd & Co) Try 14:41'
  • Richard Jackson (Story's) Try 14:45'
  • Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited) Conversion 14:46'
  • Colin Sessford (W Miller Construction) Try 14:47'
  • Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited) Conversion 14:48'
  • Steven Harris (Perkins Travel) Try 14:51'
  • Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited) Conversion 14:52'
  • Oliver Lewis (Middlegate Framing) Yellow Card 15:14'
  • Greg Wrathall Try 15:22'
  • Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited) Conversion 15:23'
  • Elliott Armstrong (Tynedale 4 Tags) Try 15:25'
  • Josh Nicholson Try 15:39'

Team selection

(Middlegate Framing), Oliver Lewis (Middlegate Framing), Oliver Lewis
(W Miller Construction), Colin Sessford (W Miller Construction), Colin Sessford
(Dodd & Co), Richard Moffatt (Dodd & Co), Richard Moffatt
(Cassie Crawford PT), David Hanabury (Cassie Crawford PT), David Hanabury
(Perkins Travel), Steven Harris (Perkins Travel), Steven Harris
(Reiver Energy Limited), Dan Reed (Reiver Energy Limited), Dan Reed
(W Ferguson Car Sales), Fergus Ledingham (W Ferguson Car Sales), Fergus Ledingham
Wrathall, Greg Wrathall, Greg
Nicholson, Josh Nicholson, Josh
(Story's), Richard Jackson (Story's), Richard Jackson
(Esh Border Construction), Jamie Warwick (Esh Border Construction), Jamie Warwick
(Dodd & Co), Robert Marrs (Dodd & Co), Robert Marrs
Johnston, Alex Johnston, Alex
(Tynedale 4 Tags), Elliott Armstrong (Tynedale 4 Tags), Elliott Armstrong
(Spencer Graham Coaches), Kevin Robinson (Spencer Graham Coaches), Kevin Robinson

League round up

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Hawcoat Park
8
32
Tarleton
24
10

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# Team Pl Pts
1. De La Salle (Salford) 26 98
2. Aspatria 26 97
3. Bolton 26 95
4. Wigton 26 82
5. Keswick 26 81
6. Oldham 26 76
7. Tarleton 26 75

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