Cup Match - Crosby St Mary’s 14pts – 34pts LSH 2ndXV – 14th October 2017 

LSH finished what was a fairly even contest until the last 20 minutes with great aplomb.  With 18 Man of the Matches in the squad. A game of two distinct halves.  In the first half LSH tried too hard and forced the ball with error after error spilling ball in possession. Crosby sat back and kicked long regularly for LSH to run at them and then waste good possession. 

Half time score was 7-0 to Crosby. 

The second half started much more brightly for LSH with the forwards driving forward and able to recycle and build phases.  A good 20 minute spell of hard graft to gain the breakthrough try from Sean Richardson.  A long ball kick (on a very short and narrow pitch) from Jamie sadly ran dead into the in goal area and Crosby were able to scrummage from just outside the LSH 22 and work over the line for their second try score 14-10.  At this stage the game was touch and go with 20 mins to go. 

LSH were however determined and played some outstanding rugby.  Each and every player did their job.  Josh came on as sub and showed his rugby league side step skills and scored the first of his brace.  A super touchline conversion from Jamie Morris. Scoreline now 14-17 and momentum was building for LSH. 

On kick receive the LSH forwards built some tremendous phases with strong runs from Connor Glynn and Chris Hull.  Great to see Danny Edgerton back in an LSH jersey too with some strong runs.  The forwards set the platform for a very nice Jamie Morris try. Jamal was next to score finishing off a great contest down the left (sorry Joe Bate who would’ve scored it!). The final try was a real peach as the backs threw the ball about with real quick hands to allow Josh in for his brace.  Conversion by Jamie – Job Done! 

Final Score Crosby St Mary’s 14pts – 34pts LSH 2ndXV.

What an excellent performance. The players reacted to the coaches instructions – keeping possession and keeping it tight.  The space would come and it did at Crosby tired out.  Tremendous result.

Great to see the first team coaches Andy Northey and Darran Charlton able to come along and support the team.  High praise from both to the team – well done!  As stated earlier – 18 Man of the Matches on the field today. 

Paul Killilea