A threadbare but brave Collegiate team lack fire power against Bolton
Player unavailability meant this was always going to be tough game against a strong Bolton side that finished top of their league this season. With only fourteen players the boys had a mountain to climb.
Collegiate went two tries down fairly quickly but responded with spirit and were still in touching distance at half time. However, at the beginning of the second half we lost another player due to indiscipline. The ref also left the field following an injury (not caused by our players!).
Though the match ended in a resounding defeat the boys know that with a full squad we would have had more than a chance. This is important to bear in mind as we may well meet Bolton again, this time in the Lancs cup final, if we beat Widnes in two weeks’ time. That is if we find a pitch to play on.
Full time Collegiate 17 – 48 Bolton
Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.