Sefton subdue Sandbach
Pleasing bounce back after last week's disappointment and a promising debut.
After last week's disappointing Lancs Cup result against Manchester it was time to see if the lads could dig deep and show some character with a big response against a strong Sandbach side. When your correspondent arrived at the ground at 9.50 the Sandbach squad were already there, going through a rigorous warm up routine. They looked as thugh they meant business!
Another strong start from the forwards, securing plenty of ball at the rucks and mauls meant that Sefton were in a strong position to open the scoring. After yet again winning possession at the breakdown the ball ended up with Max who went over between the posts to give himself the best opportunity for the conversion. Needless to say the ball flew over to give Sefton an early 7-0 lead. Liam Founds was the next on the score sheet, shrugging off several Sandbach defenders to burst through strongly, using his power to go over the line, Max once again making no mistake with the conversion. Michael then finished the half after chasing down his own kick through and going over in the corner to see Sefton going into the half time break with a 19-0 lead.
The second half started off with a Sandbach come back, a converted try bringing the score back to 19-7. However Michael Slater soon scored his second of the day, with Max again converting to give Sefton a 26-7 lead. Sandbach then struck back again to bring the score back to 26-12. Next on the scoresheet was Sean who joined the back line from full back to finish off a good flowing move in the corner. From the Sandbach restart Deacon got under the ball and took a fine catch before completing a seventy five metre sprint to score between the posts. Max was once again successful with the conversion to bring the curtain down on a 40-12 Sefton victory.
It was good to see the lads put in a strong performance in response to last week's game and it was also great to see a convincing first game from debutant Liam Archer at full back. He looked strong under the high ball, made plenty of ground, tackled strongly and passed well off both hands. A promising Sefton career awaits!