Reds make the Final against resolute Wirral side
By Tony Kirkham
Stockport Reds win tight game to secure Cup final appearance
Stockport Reds had work hard to overcome Wirral in a tense nail biting semi final at Wirral. In a first half that ebbed and flowed Stockport went behind to two penalties that saw the home side lead 6-0 deep in to the second half.
As the game progressed Stockport finally found some rhythm which allowed second row Miles Cooke to force his way over for a try that was converted by fly half Jake Pennington that saw the Stockport boys in to the narrowest fo leads at 6-7.
In the final minute of the game wing Adam Pennington who had been expertly marshalled all day by a resolute home defence finally broke free to seal a fourth consecutive Cheshire final appearance for Stockport.
With the Stockport boys celebrating the win over a very good home side the celebrations were tempered by the news the Greens had fallen short against Chester in another close semi final.
The Reds will now face Chester in the final back at Wirral on 5th May. Many thanks to Wirral who played their part in superb semi final who we have no doubt will put on a fantastic finals day.