Hawcoat Park “A” 17-38 Aspull 2nds
Saturday 2nd February 2019
A nice fresh day with the sun shining, a slight wind at their backs and the pitch looking great Hawcoat kicked off playing towards the clubhouse, it took 5 minutes for the Aspull full back to breech the Hawcoat back line to score the first of his 4 try haul in the 80 minutes, cv good 0-7. Hawcoat responded well and within a minute Jason Milby made an excellent break to feed the supporting Scott Garnett to score, an easy cv missed 5-7. Hawcoat managed to put a good passage of play together gaining ground to reach the Aspull try line to be awarded a 5 metre scrum where scrum half Scott Garnett went blind to feed winger Adam Armstrong to score a excellent executed try in the corner, blindside trys are very rare in our club these days and was well received by the “Dads Army” watching who always used that option, cv missed 10-7. The next 20 minutes saw Aspull with a lot of ball from scrums and lineouts with Hawcoat keeping the opposition from scoring with some solid tackling until the 35th minute when the Aspull fullback who looked a lot better than “A” team standard scored his second try, cv missed 10-12. From the kick off the Aspull fullback ran through our side from his 22 to score under the posts, cv good 10-19. Hawcoat with their never say die attitude were on the score sheet in the 38th minute when Lewis Sayle cut through the Aspull defence to score and cv 17-19 which was the score when the half time whistle blew.
It took 17 minutes for the first score of the second half when from a 5 metre scrum the Aspull number 8 picked up and crashed over in the corner with 3 players on him, cv missed 17-24. Aspull scored again when their fullback again split our backline to feed a supporting player to score under the posts, cv good 17-31. Hawcoat had a few chances to score but poor passes or not passing stopped the chances. In the final minute the Aspull fullback scored his 4th try from 80 metres out touching down under the posts, cv good,final score 17-38. The team played well as a whole but made a few bad decisions at vital times.
In the rugby gym this morning I was told that their fullback had actually played for Wigan Warriors a while ago and he was the difference in the 2 sides.Vale of Lune at home this week so lets all of you be up for it.
Terry Wilbo Williamson.
PS what a great performance from England on Saturday.
PPS that well known English/ Irish referee Ciaran had a good game.