SECOND FIFTEEN MATCH REPORT

Anselmians 2ndXV 17pts – 54pts LSH 2ndXV – 13th January 2018

LSH’s visit to Anselmians proved fruitful achieving an excellent away win… a result which has taken them to the top of the league and continues the recent tremendous run of results.

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After a somewhat lacklustre and in many ways disappointing performance to beat a depleted Lymm 3rds last week, the LSH team rallied to step through the gears and put in a fine performance against a very good opposition.


With a reshaped backline of scrum half Davies, fly-half Morris, inside centre Richardson, outside centre McBride, Gibson at full back and wingers Bate and Zaki, we knew the spoils would come.


The forwards of front row Pickavance, Metcalfe, Williamson (sub Glynn), 2nd rowers Gates and  Arnold, flankers captain Game and Forster with No8 Donlevy – meant we had a stronger pack than in the previous week and this showed in much improved line-outs and driving charges over the gain line.


Substitutes Glynn , Lyon and Cline made up an equally strong bench for the team with Glynn coming on after 20 minutes to replace Williamson who went over awkwardly on his ankle and could not carry on.


The final score was 54 – 17 to LSH and coaches Casey and Metcalfe were really pleased at the reaction from the players.


LSH face a very tough home game to Carrington 1st XV at Moss Lane next week and also look forward to the re-match at Anselmians in the Cup Semi-Final in March.


Paul Killilea