Sefton make the semis
By Paul Ryan
Great performance sees Sefton through to Lancs cup semi final
A home draw against West Park probably gave Sefton the best opportunity to progress to the semi-finals, given a big win away against the St Helens outfit earlier in the season. However Sefton knew that they still had a fight on their hands against a tough and well drilled West Park. A wet weekend ensured a boggy surface and a continuous drizzle meant a slippy ball and difficult handling conditions.
The Sefton forwards once again got off to a strong start, dominating the early exchanges and securing plenty of ball. The pressure paid off after nine minutes with the forwards releasing Michael Slater who scored the try. Once again Max made no mistake with the boot to give Sefton an early 7-0 lead. Next on the score card was Danny Johnson who was set up by Michael Slater with a strong run. West Park brought the score back to 14-7 before Nathaniel finished off a flowing back move to ensure a Sefton lead of 21-5 at half time.
Another sustained bout of forward pressure saw Sefton secure a scrum five metres out with Alfie J picking up from number eight and powering over the line. With Josh picking up the ball from a couple of metres out there was no stopping him and he duly powered over the line between the posts to give Max the simplest of conversions. The final try of the try of the day went to max, a justified reward for a fine morning's work with the boot. The final whistle brought the game to a close with a convincing 38-7 victory for Sefton.
Another great all round performance from the boys means that we should go into the semi-final against Leigh full of confidence. I must just say a big thank you to Paul "Campo" Ryan for stepping in at very late notice to referee.