Having struggled to be on the right side of a result for a few weeks Knutsford bounced back to winning ways at home to a well organised and powerful Sandbach side.
Knutsford had to defend for long periods of the game but with a back row of Snook, Isherwood and Copsey they were never short of a volunteer to put a shoulder in. Sandbach crossed for two tries during the game, both from close range, however they were made to work incredibly hard for them with long defensive efforts.
In attack, Knutsford had to be clinical with the ball they did have. Three well executed tries ultimately made the difference. Knutsford used good width and speed from both set piece and turnover ball and plays involving Marques, Lowe, Bensky and C.Davies all fed the speed on the wing of A.Davies who scored two and gave a final pass to Lowe for the third to cap off a great individual performance.
In previous games and seasons this game would have passed Knutsford by, becoming the plucky loser falling to a late try and not killing the game off but a more controlled and effective final period meant the team reaped the rewards of their efforts.
MoM (Man of the Match) was awarded to Thomas Copsey for his great defensive efforts.. a tackling machine some may say!
A great team performance and a brilliant atmosphere in the club house post match.