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By danlynch1277, Oct 22 2014 11:11AM

Northwich RUFC Under 11’s 50 V Crewe and Nantwich 10

Crewe and Nantwich Rufc visited the humble green pastures of Moss Farm on Sunday and whilst the Autumnal breeze reminded us all that we enter the later part of the year, a hazy sunshine blessed us with its warming rays.

Once we had got over questions regarding the width of the pitch, was it within regulations etc etc, the first half of rugby could commence.

Half 1

Northwich 20 – Crewe and Nantwich 5

Eh up these lads can play abit, pretty much sums up the look on Northwich players faces after 5 min, the look on mine was ‘told you so’. However we soon got on the score sheet, when after a strong surging gallop by Jack, took the Crewe defense by surprise and in the ensuing confusion an opportunity to set William Wood-Ward Esq. free to score was created which Jack dually took, For the next 5 min or so Northwich huffed and puffed in both attack and defense with several final passes going forward or to ground when it looked easier to score, then in defense the skill of the Crewe attack did get around the tenacious line speed of Northwich occasionally with Logan making at least 1 great covering tackle to save a try. Northwich eventually took control of the half after some great awareness by Jude to spot the Crewe defense napping from a free kick, 1 quick tap and pass later Bobbie showed a nose for the try line to score. Our defense again started to get on top with the Crewe players starting to feel the full force of Jack, James, Ellis and Charlie they are tough to stop when running and when they get it right, devastating at the ruck area. Jack profited from some strong counter rucking to score a well deserved try. James got on the score sheet next, when all around him asked for the pass, James did what James does best and dragged 4 defenders over the line from 10m out smiling all the way.

Try scorers – Bobby x 1 (love it T Dog) William Wood-Ward Esq. x 1 (example) Jack x 1 (tough) James x 1 (‘ pass James, JAMES PASS, look to offload James, good try James well done’).

Half 2

Northwich 10 – Crewe and Nantwich 5

The second 20 min seems to follow the same story week on week, lots of action, plenty of work rate, just lacking a little spark to get us going. What I will say is we try and try to do the right things, and the commitment in defense by all is wonderful to see. Pete tackles well above his weight and with it always comes a dull thud, technically spot on, Joe C and Joe K tackle everything that moves whether they have the right to make it or not, Dan MK and Jude tend to go for more of the collision method at pace and Sam has hit more tackles these last 3 weeks than in the last 3 years, one was also a try saver as he chased him down.

Our first try came from Charlie running at a gap not doing a spin, which seems to becoming a habit (not a bad one to have though) and scoring from close range. Then came the moment, when stars aligned, an easterly wind picked up sand particles from Venus, and all in the world became calm, BOOM!!!! Ellis collected the ball deep inside Northwich territory, he eyed a gap, he looked at space to his left, his inner senses fought, good vs. evil, attack space or attack people, Crash, bang, wallop, to late, those thought processes took to long to compute and evil won the day, Smash straight into the closest 3 defenders, ok, ok, more space created now, offload to a quick player with vision who will spin the ball wide for a try for sure, OR pass to Charlie who goes through the same thought processes and crashes at pace into the next 3 defenders, ok guys we are now 7 attackers v 3 defenders, please get the ball wide OR hit James on the charge to take the remaining 3 defenders over the line with him to score, What do we know hey!!!

Try scorers – Charlie x 1 (Rock) James x 1 (Brilliant)

Half 3

Northwich 20 – Crewe and Nantwich 0

A much better half in terms on continuity with Dan M running the show from the back, and Thomas linking well behind the ruck area. Our first try came from Tom from quick ruck ball Tom passed to Jack on the hoof who broke several tackles, then got stopped close to the line, and offloaded to Tom in close support to scuttle over from a great well worked score. Jack got his try next with an interception and run from half way, great anticipation. Crewe then started to get back into the game with strong surging run but North’s defense held firm with Tom, Dan M, and Logan along with Joe K making some robust and try saving challenges with one particular one by Jude echoing around the empty industrial waste land over the fence.

We also were unlucky not to add to our try tally as Joe C went close on several occasions, as did Dan Mk only to be hacked down while in full flight. Logan did add to the score line after a good break by England, and then Jack topped off what was a great 3rd half personally with the final score.

Try scorers – Jack x 2 (effort) Tom R. x 1 (Support line) Logan x 1 (super)

Many thanks to Crewe and Nantwich for the game and best of luck for the rest of the season.

Just a quick note on the injury in the last 3rd, many thanks to the Crewe medic for his help, it is much appreciated. Our player will be fine after a week or 2 rest.

Man of the Match.

More than 1 player stuck his hand up for the award, Joe C came close, Jack E for a great 3rd quarter, Joe K is always around and about, but for effort and general narkyness in defense, then some wonderful passing in attack Logan L collected the award.


Nothing stupid happened, so for getting so close to scoring his first try on several occasions and making lots of tackles in only his 3rd game Joe C took home the award (well he could have, if J L had brought it back)

By nwaterhouse, Oct 20 2014 03:05AM

Northwich U14’s 40 - Parkonians 7

Northwich started well again, pressing Parkonians back with Harvey smashing through the opposition to score the first try of the match. It was then Harvey again running at Parkonians who released Gary for the second try of the game with Harry converting his second kick of the game from a wide position.

Parkonians couldn’t contain Northwich who kept the home team on the back foot and when they made a mistake close to their own line there was Jamie to run in the third try of the game. Possession was difficult to retain for Parkonians with constant Northwich turn overs and playing some great rugby moving the ball well across the line. It wasn’t long before Jamie ran in Northwich’s fourth and his second try of the game. Parkonians managed to pull back one score just before half time

The second half was a closer game mainly due to some strange decisions from the ref, however it didn’t take long before Northwich took control with Jamie scoring his third try To finish the game off Harvey ran through Parkonians knocking everyone out of his way to score his second try and Northwich’s 6th try of the game

A great team effort today with a lot of contenders for man of the match, however it had to be Jamie well done.

Team : Danny, Chris, Elliot H-J, Tom C, Ollie C, Jamie, Elliot S, Bob, Harry, Elliot K, Harvey, Kyle, Myles, Tom R, Gary Subs : Carter, Tom G, Nathan

By nwaterhouse, Oct 20 2014 02:54AM

Game Northwich U14’s 7 - Sandbach 7

Development Game Northwich U14’s 14 - Sandbach 0

Northwich welcomed a mass of travelling Sandbach players, and had agreed prior to play a 40 minute game, with whatever the score to be the end result. Then we were also going to allow a further 20 minutes for Sandbach to field more players.

As the score suggests, today’s game was close. Sandbach had a fantastic set of forwards, and it was obvious their game plan was pick and go, and they were very accomplished at this. Northwich however stood tall, playing some great defensive play and actually took the game to Sandbach.

Daniel Harrogate can be especially proud of his tackling today, and on numerous occasions was the first to break away from the scrum to make the first tackle and Harry gave there scrum half no chance.

Using the strength of their forwards Sandbach however managed to turn the ball over and ran in the first try from their own half, which was a little against the run of play.

This seemed to galvanise the lads, all were having a great game, the standard of the backs line was immense, and some great crunching forwards tackles from both Elliot’s and Jamboo, and Mr Cosgrove, throwing himself round like superman.

Northwich came back strong again playing the ball across the line, Harvey was a constant threat continually running at Sandbach as our backs, had the slight edge, through some excellent drifting. It didn’t take long for us to equalise, Tom R picked the ball up deep in the Northwich half and went on a run before releasing Myles who ran the ball over, a champagne moment at its best, particularly as Myles was having a day where the ball stayed in his hands. Harry N converted a long range effort all square at half time.

Second half was again very close with Sandbach defending well. In the same vain as the first Northwich kept pressing but couldn’t find the final pass to unlock the Sandbach the defence, with numerous players, In Harvey, Jamboo, Elliot Stanley, Kyle going close in the end .

With 5 mins to go Northwich had the chance to win the game, with a penalty just past the half way line, the lads opted to kick, which shows how far they have come, “ let’s get the points” unfortunately not to be a good effort from Harry, but just pulled left at the last minute. So full time all square 7 - 7

We then went onto play a further 20 mins, which ended in our favour 14-0

Highlights of the last 20 mins, watching Harvey Hemmings at scrum half, the poor sandbach Player did not know what hit him.

All in all today, with Players trying new positions and new players still bedding in to the team, it was hard to select anyone for MOM, all the lads are now realising what great players they can be and the never give up attitude is back ! let’s face it, Sandbach are tough opponents, who will with their forwards have some great results this year, but as a team, both attacking and defensively in my opinion edge the game. Especially pleasing is that however many changes we made it made no difference to the shape of the time.

Special mention to Nathan who has just joined the team and played his first match for Northwich today. Also to Gary Ward who looks like an old pro now.

MOM< as always the Captain stood tall, the forwards played their part, all the backs players were good in both defence and attack, but this week it goes to Daniel Harrogate, who had the best game we have seen him play in a Northwich shirt, and long may it continue.

Special thanks to Sandbach, who we thoroughly enjoyed playing and look forward to many more fixtures.


Starting : Elliot H-J, Chris, Danny, Ollie C, Alfie, Tom C, Jamie, Elliot S, Harry, Elliot K, Harvey, Myles, Bob, Kyle, Tom R Subs : Ollie K, Tom G, Carter, Mitchell, Gary Ward, Jacob E, Nathan

By martinwarding, Oct 19 2014 07:36PM

A home fixture at the "Moss Farm fortress" for the blacks U9's. Crewe & Nantwich turned up early with 3 strong, well drilled sides (as usual). This is our third year of both home and away fixtures playing Crewe and Nantwich and it has always proved to be a really competitive morning of rugby played totally in the right spirit.

Two match debuts today for Holly and Harvey.


Northwich A 9 v Crewe & Nantwich A RUFC 4

James (1), Robbie (3), Issac, Mitch (4), Dom, Matt, Noah, Harvey(1).

Northwich A 13 v Crewe & Nantwich A RUFC 3

James (2), Robbie (5), Issac, Mitch (3), Dom, Matt(1), Noah(1), Harvey(1).

Northwich B 11 v Crewe & Nantwich C RUFC 2

Louis (3), Reuben(2), Aiden(3), Harry W, Harry Ep(3), Thomas, Finlay, Holly.

Northwich 4 A v Crewe & Nantwich B RUFC 1

Louis (3), Reuben, Aiden, Harry W, Harry Ep(1), Thomas, Finlay, Holly.

Northwich 8 A v Crewe & Nantwich A RUFC 2

Louis (3), Reuben(2), Aiden(1), Harry W (1), Harry Ep (1), Thomas, Finlay, Holly.

I am running out of superlatives for these Northwich U9's. They were awesome again, defending vigourously, attacking with intelligence, constantly changing the point of attack and making it almost impossible for the opposition to defend against them. The overall team play was outstanding and every player put a big shift in.

The two debutants today fitted straight into the team, it was as though they had being playing for Rugby fo Northwich for years!! Both Holly and Harvey won the 100% achievement award which shows how well they did. Well done!!


Northwich A Man of the Match - Noah

Northwich A 100% effort - Harvey

Northwich B Man of the Match - Harry Ep

Northwich B 100% effort - Holly

By grazzer, Oct 14 2014 09:01PM

When the fog lifted, we were treated to a beautiful autumn day for watching Sunday morning rugby on the excellent Sandbach surface. Despite a string of great results, the lads expected a difficult day at the home of the Cheshire Cup champions. It didn't help only having 14 players and one coach, to the 27 players and four coaches of Sandbach - yes, you read that right; twenty seven and four! Note for Mr Chairman - grass roots rugby is where it's at and Sandbach clearly had a good handle of this philosophy.

By grazzer, Oct 14 2014 07:24PM

Join The Roaring Laughter Comedy Club and Northwich Rugby Club at Rumours Night Club on Friday 5th December.

Doors open at 7.00 with the first of three acts on at 8.30, there is food on arrival and the evening is fully compared,

Tickets are available in advance only, priced £17.50 each which includes the food.

Tickets will be posted upon ordering

Click here to buy your tickets

By grazzer, Oct 14 2014 05:42PM

Bowdon emerged through the mist and fog on a morning that had more than a chill in the air. Bowdon have historically always had the better of us, even though last season I recall us just shading the contest.

After last weeks successful start this would no doubt prove to be a sterner test.

Half 1

Northwich 20 – Bowdon 5

Fire and Brimstone, Endeavor and Execution, Deftness and Full Bloodedness.

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