Sun 24
Ince Rose Bridge
K McGann (3)
B Keeley, J Lawrenson
Ince Rosebridge U10s 10 v 16 West Bank Bears U10s

Ince Rosebridge U10s 10 v 16 West Bank Bears U10s

By John Stankevitch
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Young Wiganers Push Bears All The Way

The U10s travelled to Wigan on Sunday morning expecting one of their toughest games of the season. And thats exactly how it turned out.

The Bears started the game poorly and lacked concentration right from the kick off, allowing the ball to over the dead ball line, resulting in Ince possession 10 yards from the line.

The resultant set produced the first try of the game in Ince's favour, a try conceded far too easily through soft defensive contact.

As the first half progressed, strong midfield defence from both sides and unforced errors kept the game close and it wasnt until the 15th minute that West Bank got on the scoresheet through an indidual effort from Kian McGann.

As the whistle was about to blow for halftime, Kian McGann yet again showed his scoring prowess and took 2 defenders over the try line with him after beating 3 on the left edge.

A halftime scoreline of 10 - 4 in favour of the Bears wasnt a reflection of the first half as it had been the home side putting on all the pressure.

A halftime team talk was upbeat and challenged the players to start the second half quickly, but as with the first half, it was the opposite which happened.

Ince from the kick off, marched almost the length of the field after some very poor individual and team defence and it was only an Ince error on the Bears tryline which let them off the hook.

The second half ebbed and flowed with both teams having their scoring chances and also messing up opportunities to score.

Kian McGann was the man once again to break the 2nd half deadlock with a superb individual effort down the left wing in which he beat 5 defenders to the corner.

Ince were disappointed as they had been presented their own chances throughout the game but hadnt taken them, luckily for the Bears, but their pressure finally told with a late try which set up a tense finish.

A final scoreline of 10 - 16 was a huge positive for West Bank as they had been well off their game. Attitude and concentration levels were poor and coming up against a determined opposition who put the away side under pressure, certainly knocked them off their usual game.

Kian McGann was awarded the parents Man of the Match after a superb attacking display. Lucas Hendry and Kian McGann shared the top tackler trophy with 16 each.

Goals were converted by Joshua Lawrenson and Billy Keeley.

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Sun 24, Sep 2017