Despite a last minute scramble for players, Eds showed the benefits from the summer coaching. They played the first half with real purpose and organisation with Shepherd opening the scoring with an excellent 50 yard dash. Leams hardly got their hands on the ball for the remainder of the first half. Further tries by Jake Holder, Jimmy Craven, Jack Grubb. John Ley and a penalty by Ben Griffin, saw the home side comfortably in front 28 - 0 at the break.
The 2nd half saw the pattern disrupted as three players had to leave the field with injuries. Nevertheless Jason Roberts, Gareth Leahy and finally Adam Shearer with a Tom Daley impression increased the lead. Ben Griffin added one conversion. Leams fought back with three late unconverted tries.
1) Sam Perkins, 2) Adam Shearer (Capt), 3) Dan Oldham, 4) Nick Sephton, 5) Chris Atcheson, 6) Jimmy Craven, 7) Zak Cooper, 8)Jason Roberts, 9) Gareth Leahy, 10) Ben Griffin, 11) John Ley, 12) Jake Holder, 13) Adam Smedley, 14) Shepherd, 15) Jack Grubb.