LIVERPOOL ST HELENS 24 BOWDON 26
What’s not to like? A lovely sunny day: a beer festival in full flow; Liverpool Gin in full supply; a sizeable shirt-
This was a fitting game for the Moss Laners to end their home season (with a trip to the Isle of Man to come) which will see them finish comfortably in mid table in South Lancashire/North Cheshire One.
LSH took the lead after nine minutes with a try from the irrepressible Darren Wilson, ferreting his way through the Bowdon defence, converted by Alex McBride. 7-
Andy Northey then emptied his bench at half time, unleashing a combined age of well over 100 years as Tommy Jackson, Jan Lourens and Alan Donlevy, who has been outstanding for LSH all season, took the field. Their experience made an immediate impact as LSH dominated up front for the early part of the second half in which LSH were convinced they had scored when Phil Kearns rolled back the years to finish off a forwards push with a trademark touch down. Regrettably the referee disagreed. LSH did score after severe pressure when young Sam Ward, switched to the right wing, raced over for LSH to regain the lead. 17-
There was no let-
LSH attacked again. Mattie Johnston saw his drop goal attempt drift agonisingly wide before they were awarded a penalty around 35 yards out, ten yards from the touchline. Young Alex McBride struck it well, only to see it hit the outside of the left hand post and go wide.
15 Kean 14 Cunliffe M 13 Rawsthorne 12 McClurg 10 Johnston 9 Wilson D 1 Williamson 2 Metcalfe T 3 Heywood
4 Potter 5 Gore 6 Royle P 7 Ward 8 Kearns 16 Jackson 17 Lourens 18 Donlevy.