U15s: up and over
By Dennis Geary
WPRFC 49: 5 Melbourne
Despite the visitors scoring first, Park romped home to a significant victory on a very stormy and wet day. All players were soaked before the game started, but gave it all they got. Melbourne suffered from a spate of injuries while Winnington's game was solid and got better and better.
MJ scored four tries, Charlie three, with Dan and Tom picking up the other two. After a series of comedy conversion kicks Alex and Jack eventually managed to score four points between them.
Park pressed hard, made ground in the centre to then either pass the ball wide to the wings or gained quick ball in rucks to run straight and make significant yardage. Fitness also payed off as player's heads remained up and in the game throughout. Rucks were, in the main, solid and highly contested.
A good game in hard physical conditions. The mix between forward and back play, with the ball being passed wide often to test the opposition bodes well for the forthcoming final against Wirral next week.
Scorers: MJ (x4 tries), Charlie (x3 tries), Tom (x1 try), DanH (x1 try), Alex (x1 conversion), Jack (x1 conversion)