Sun 07
Under 13s
Sun 7
Longton RFC
It Really Was A Game Of Two Halves

It Really Was A Game Of Two Halves

By James Patrick
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Second Half Surge See Burton Go Close

Longton returned for this rearranged fixture on the Oxhay.
Burton got off to a rally slow start allowing Longton to dominate in the opening skirmishes.
Some lacklustre tackling and ill discipline saw Burton concede 4 tries without reply in the first 10 minutes. Then over Longton went again to make it 5-0 with no response in the first 15 minutes. Would the boys respond........

Finally a fantastic break by Herbie saw Burton finally threatening the Longton Try Line, good support by the lads saw Monty Phillips go over and score Burtons opener, a great team effort.

Longton then began turning the screw and the lack of Burton defence meant that Longton were able to run in a further 4 tries unopposed. So at half time Burton were 9-1 down.

The restart came and Burton decided to awake from the earlier slumber and tried to start and make a game of it, great running by Tom Hodder saw him go over the Longton Try Line. Herbie Allen another strong, direct run at he Longton backs saw him break free and score another one for the Burton Lads. Now we were back to 9-3...

It wasn't to last Longton ran a further 2 tries in after this. But back came Burton again with a jinking run from the Welsh Wizard Aidan Raw. He then backed this up again with another Solo effort, and finally quick backs play saw Heath score in the corner. But Longton had the last word with a try in the last minute.

Final Score was 12-6 - but lets look on the bright side the lads won the second half 5-3 which needs to be applauded following the first half performance. They certainly grew in stature in the second half and they should be applauded for keeping going to the end.

Well Done Boys.

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Sun 07, Apr 2019



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