By iangrassby1, 09-Dec-2013 12:52:00
Game 1: Northwich pressed forwards from the kick-off with some well supported forward drives. They demonstrated good support play and at the first scrum and made a strong push over the ball, which allowed the scrum half to release a winger who broke forward quickly.
By iangrassby1, 08-Dec-2013 15:40:00
Passing Wins Matches - FACT
Another good morning of Rugby in near perfect conditions at Moss Farm as the young blacks welcomed near neighbours Knutsford.
Dan Tyrrells team talk in the changing room was nothing short of epic and would not have been out of place in a Hollywood Blockbuster!
Knutsford drew first blood as they usually do with a breakaway try with conversion which was cancelled out when Matthew Watson popped up out of nowhere to run in from 30 yards, much to everyone’s entertainment Matt shared his puzzled expression with the crowd as they yelled “POSTS!” You then heard the penny drop as Matt realised aahh, put it under the posts to make the conversion easier. Well done Matt! Dan Tyrrell with the extras 7 – 7.
Quite sportingly the hosts allowed the visitors to regain the lead with , yep, another breakaway try from the back of the scrum. End of the first twenty 7 – 12.
Quick chat - Not Passing + Running into contact = Bruises and/or turn over ball! MOVE THE BALL WIDE AND BEFORE THE CONTACT!
Some quick rotations of personnel and pretty much the next 20 minutes thumping on the Knutsford door, Cameron Gooch dropped over line as the ball started to free up amongst the backs after quick work from Tyrrell at a penalty, 12 – 12. Just to make it interesting we’ll let Knutsford score again 12- 17, end of second lot of twenty minutes.
Quick chat, more rotations, still the same instructions, MOVE THE BALL WIDE AND BEFORE THE CONTACT! After forty minutes of being nagged about it, the penny dropped and the ball travelled from one side of the pitch at a breakdown to the other where waited Jack Kennerley with acres of space. Jack went through the gears covering 60 yards, evaded two defenders and tied the scores at 17 – 17.
Passing + Pace = Points!
Couple of minutes later he was at it again and Northwich were finally in front for the first time in 50 minutes.
Northwich were unlucky not to further increase their lead but Knutsford held firm and in turning the ball over could have snatched the game in the final minute, Cameron Gooch’s last ditch tackle on the halfway line ensuring the result went in Northwich’s favour. Final score 22 – 17,
Passing + Pace = Points! Points = Winning games!
Well refereed by Casey Thompson
Man of the match, Mathew Watson
A great game of Rugby, but there are still members of the Rugby fraternity that could do with a refresher on the RFU’s core values of, Teamwork, RESPECT, Enjoyment, DISCIPLINE, SPORTSMANSHIP!
Squad – Preece, McPhillips, Cole, Challinor, Watson, Richardson, McEwan, Gorman, Yarwood, Wright, Tyrrell, Gooch, Vickery, Rees, Bradley, Kennerley, Leah, Wildboar, Meakin
By iangrassby1, 08-Dec-2013 15:33:00
Northwich failed to make any impression on the league leaders as they were beaten by a well drilled and committed Glossop side. It is some time since the Blacks had visited Glossop but their hospitality was well known and lived up to expectation. With a significant number of Glossop past player including our own Phil Clarke enjoying a pre-match celebration spirits were high. Northwich welcomed the return to action of Chris Heywood and Steve Campbell but were unable to call on the services of Richard Dale due to injury. Nevertheless this was a strong team with high expectations.
By iangrassby1, 03-Dec-2013 17:17:00
This Morning challenge was to be set by Congleton, who in the past have been more than robust opposition.
We had a full team to select from, even though 1 had to leave early, 1 had to miss a christening to be at rugby (didn’t look that bothered to be honest) and 1 was still on a train from London (and due to signaling problems at Milton Keynes) was having to commandeer a taxi to get him from Crewe. I do appreciate the effort. We had a new lad called Ellis, (or Elvis as one called him) join us for the first time and he seemed to fit in well.
By iangrassby1, 02-Dec-2013 22:35:00
As part of the mini’s and junior’s fundraising campaign for the Isle of Man Tour next year, the Under 15s are hosting a fabulous ‘Christmas Do’ on Saturday 21st December from 7pm til late at Moss Farm, featuring a karaoke disco and Xmas raffle. The ticket price is only £5 and we are hoping to get as many people down there as possible in order to generate as many funds as possible. However, in order to make this as success for the section, the Under 15s would like as much support as possible from all the other squads.
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