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Bobbies helmets 20th April

By john Blower

Cheshire Vase chatter

Did you know? 20th April 1974 France beat England 26-7 at Twickenham in a special charity match. Although the game will not be remembered, the actions of Australian Mike O'Brien will be as he became British sport's first mainstream streaker and was fined £10. Much preferred Erica in 1982.

Northwich travel to neutral ground New Brighton, for the Cheshire Vase Final v Birkenhead Park, 3.30pm kick-off. There is a bus leaving Mossy at 1pm, the bus is NOW FULL.

Last week Birkenhead Park continued their good form at Warrington as they avenged the early season defeat with a bonus point win 17-26. It was a double celebration for Park with their 2nd side also travelling to Warrington and the 43-19 victory securing them the Sale Sharks Division 1 title. In the North 1 West contest Park opened the scoring with an early try, their forwards then dominated the competition although Warrington had a 17-10 lead with 15 minutes remaining. Park hold on to third place on points difference from Northwich with one game each remaining.

Park will be looking to lift the trophy for the first time since 2016. Hoping to avenge their loss in the final against Northwich in 2017. During that season Birkenhead were promoted and Northwich finished 3rd. in the league both teams winning their home fixture.

Park have defeated Northwich twice this season in close fought encounters 34-40 and 35-34. Northwich will be hoping it’s not a third in the Cheshire Vase Final.

Reminder there is a private function room booking so the club is NOT open following the final.

Updated 17:40 - 15 Apr 2019 by john Blower

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