Broughton Park 3rd XV 0pts – 64pts LSH 2ndXV – November 11th 2017

LSH posted another “W” in what was a scrappy penalty filled match against a very much lesser opposition Broughton Park…

New boy Craig Forster opened the score with a try from a very strong breakaway run showing his ability to smash through the gain line and use his pace.  A scrappy interchange then took place with many penalties and disruptions and on 20 minutes, Hooker Connor Glynn was able to pick up the ball close to the line to crash over for a well-deserved try, Fly half Jamie Morris converted.  The next two tries came from Jamal Jaki who not only showed his immense pace but also his bravery in the tackle making many one on one try savers.  Trusty boot Morris converted both making the half time score 26 – 0.

Immediately from the kick off Jamal was able to run in another try quickly followed by one from the other winger Joe Bate, converted by Jamie making the score at this point 38-0.  Park were never going to recover this but kept on going putting huge pressure on the LSH line which again as ever stood strong.  Forward Craig Forster then scored his 2nd try, this time converted from the touchline by Jamie.  The try of the match then came from LSH pressure on the half way line and fast ball out wide – Davies to Morris to Richardson to Jaki – Boom! 4 tries for Jamal. Morris converted and the final try came from Matty Gibson – well deserved.

Final Score 64-0.

A really solid performance from all quarters: solid pack, good lineout, great runs from the back row, backs who can handle, step and run.  Players also of mention – scrum half Ben Davies – reading the game and moving the ball quickly.  Joe Donlevy – super No8 Pickups and line breaks.  Alex McBride – plenty of pace and three assists.  Coach Sean Casey impressed at seeing some of the training moves pay off.

Man of the match – Jamal Zaki - 4 tries – what a haul!

A game where many positives were somewhat overshadowed by the lads reacting to some unnecessary behaviour from the opposition.  You can only play rugby if you are on the pitch – you can’t help your team mates if you are off it would be the takeaway from today’s match.

Next week the lads face Tyldesley 2nd XV in an eagerly awaited cup tie at Moss Lane.

*Note for Big H – can we have a couple of match balls as we lost ours today over the railway line at Broughton Park!

Squad: 1. Dave Pickavance, 2. Connor Glynn, 3. Tom Williamson, 4. Connor Thompson, 5. George Gates, 6. Will Game,

 7. Craig Forster, 8. Joe Donlevy, 9. Ben Davies, 10. Jamie Morris, 11. Joe Bate, 12. Sean Richardson, 13, Matty Gibson,

14. Jamal Zaki, 15. Alex McBride, 16. Barry Ratcliffe, 17. Craig Lyon, 18. Ellis Jopson.

Paul Killilea