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By grazzer, Jan 21 2015 02:23PM

This Sunday FIVE Northwich girls have their England academy trials held at Burnage RUFC

Meg and Niamh in the U15's. Libby, Beth and Lyssi in the U18's

Best of luck girls!!

By grazzer, Jan 20 2015 06:06PM

Weather permitting on Sunday we have

U.16s - HOME -v- Caldy - Cheshire Plate Prelim

U.14s - AWAY -v- Stockport

U.13s - HOME -v- Helsby - Will be reversed to Helsby if needed

U.10s & 11s Training at Moss Farm

U.7s, 8s & 9s Training at Rudheath Leisure centre

U.13s Girls - HOME -v- Melbourne Minxes - 1.00pm

By grazzer, Jan 18 2015 11:25AM

Northwich were guilty of complacency when the Medics beat them at Moss Farm earlier in the season. However the Blacks would not repeat this lapse as they turned in a dominant performance to secure a fine victory. The Blacks were once again forced to make some personnel changes as they were without Houghton, James, Underhill and Cairns. Nevertheless this was a strong lineout with Dan Collins and Callum Hulbert drafted into the squad.

With the match only 2 minutes old Northwich opened their account. With the Medics attacking they spilled the ball. Tangi kicked ahead and the chase was on. The ball stood up kindly for Sam Jones to gather and win the foot race to the line. Dale added the extras and the Blacks were on their way. Instead of pushing on Northwich were subject to a rearguard action as the home side tried to break the line. A pattern developed with the Medics comfortable in possession and the visitors trying to shake off a stranglehold. It wasn’t until the 38th minute thate the Blacks finally added to the scoreboard. For once Northwich were patient in their approach work and after a series of incursions the powerful Tangi broke the resilient defence to score a fine try allowing Dale to add the extras. Deep in stoppage time Northwich secured a turnover ball and moved it to Naylor. He made the decisive break allowing the mercurial Gallimore to find Watts out wide who went over for a try. With Dale once again on target the Blacks went into the break with a 21-0 lead, which in all truth wa slightly flattering.

Within 5 minutes of the restart the visitors lead was extended. Having won a penalty, Northwich opted for the lineout, with the ball secured they drove for the line, Tangi peeled off the maul and proved unstoppable as he scored his second try. Dale added the extras and the blacks had secured a bonus point. Five minutes later Northwich extended their lead. John Harrison stole a lineout from the Medics. The ball was quickly moved wide eventually finding Gavin whose strong run evaded all would be tacklers to score a fine try that Dale converted. With the outcome assured you could have expected the Medics to crumble. However this was not the case they came at the Blacks with determination testing the defences to the limit. On the 72nd minute they got their reward. After a sustained assault on the Northwich line, which included them twice being held up they eventually score a well deserved try and conversion. The final score of the match came on the 75th minute when the blacks won a turnover ball. Naylor fed Gallimore who drove for the line, the ball was recycled and Jones provided Naylor with a neat pass for him to score.

Next week Northwich will take a break from league action. However they will be competing in the Intermediate Cup.

The next match for Northwich is at Home to Aspatria in the Intermediate Cup 2015 KO 2.15 pm


Cartman, Tangi, Brotherton, Harrison, Gavin, Watts, Collins, Thyne, Gallimore, Dale, Simes, Purbrick, Naylor, Sam Jones, Barber, Smith, Thompson, Hulbert

Match Photos

By grazzer, Jan 12 2015 05:05PM

After failing to close out the match against LSH the previous week, Northwich were in no mood for a repeat. Northwich were missing some regular players, notably Smith, Thompson and Dutoy. Second XV regulars Matt Purbrick and Sam Jones were drafted in and made valuable contributions to the cause. However it was Dale who stole the show with a hat trick of tries and 8 conversions to his name.

By grazzer, Jan 4 2015 06:09PM

Sadly, and despite everyone being up for it and the parents ‘divot stomping’ the thaw just wouldn’t come quite quick enough and both teams elected to train and blow away some festive cobwebs rather than risk injury.

Many thanks to Chester for their usual excellent hospitality and we wish them every success in their Cheshire Cup quarter final against Macclesfield in two weeks time. The teams have built a great relationship over the years and it is sad to think that It may well be the last chance the teams get to meet before we all head off for Colts League Rugby

Northwich however experience their first floodlit game at Moss Farm on Friday (9th Jan) against Gonzaga College from Dublin, Kick Off is 4.30, all support most welcome. They will then face Caldy again at Moss Farm on Sunday 18th Jan in the Cheshire Plate Preliminary Round.

By grazzer, Jan 4 2015 02:37PM

Northwich suffered a second close defeat to one of the top two sides LSH. This was particularly disappointing as it will be considered as one that got away. As expected it was a tough encounter with both side fully committed to the cause. The only consolation for the Blacks was the two bonus points earned by scoring 4 tries and remaining within 7 points of LSH. With the amount of rain we had overnight the pitch was in remarkably good condition. It was, however heavy and it took its toll on a number of players suffering with cramp. Nevertheless this was an entertaining match with lots of action for the spectators to enjoy.

By grazzer, Dec 24 2014 01:21PM

As the year draws to a close I wish to thank all who contribute in making our club what it is.

All sections are ticking over nicely and our financial base is solid but there are many opportunities and challenges ahead of us.

Next season is our 50th and we need to make plans but as we look ahead our main priority is to secure our future at Moss Farm.

Spend some quality festive time with those close to you and all the very best for the new year.

Sam Naylor

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