LSH 48 West Park 0 18/12/2016
Today was to be our 13th Game of the season and our last before the Christmas break. What better way to finish 2016 than to play a ‘Derby Game’ against our local rivals West Park in the Lancashire Cup.
The last time we met was at the end of October when LSH managed a win by 10 points. With West Park having new players in their ranks, LSH anticipated a tough challenge today and so were fully up for the game.
Electing to kick off, it wasn’t long before LSH had the first points on the board, in fact, it was just over the minute mark. West Park received the ball before Charlie put in an immense tackle not only stopping the West Park player in his tracks but also turning the ball over in the process. The ball was spun out wide allowing Danny to score under the posts – Charlie added the conversion. One minute down LSH 7 points to the good.
As is now becoming the LSH way, it wasn’t long before the ball was once again spun out wide only this time for Ollie to be tackled, the ball was recycled quickly and Tom Mitchell took the direct route down the middle to score his first try of the day. Charlie added the extras West Park 0 -
There were to be two more tries before half time both of which were converted by Charlie, the first from Gazza who had drifted out wide from second row before racing down the touch line. The second came from Joe who with a scrum 5m from West Park’s line, picked the ball up and went himself. Half time West Park 0 – LSH 28
The second half followed a similar pattern to the first with some strong defense from LSH resulting in turnover ball, which was passed out wide allowing the backs to cross the whitewash. Tries coming from both Ollie and Tom, unfortunately they were just too far out for Charlie to add the extras. With the score now at West Park 0 – LSH 38, LSH needed just one more score to break the 40 point difference mark and bring the cup game to a close. Joss came close to scoring after hacking the ball through, only for West Park’s full back to get his fingers on the ball first allowing him to knock it out of play – all was not lost it was a scrum 5 to LSH. From that scrum Joe took his chance and with the exact same move that saw him score in the first half he darted across the line once more. With the score now at West Park 0 – LSH 43 the cup tie was over and the rest of the match was played as a development game.
There was one final score before the ref brought the game to an end. This time with Cameron switched to fly half he put a kick through for Danny to chase, winning the ensuing foot race, Danny touched the ball down. West Park 0 – LSH 48
The game was over and with it so was rugby for 2016.
Some facts to finish 2016 on:
We’ve a better win rate than the 1st team
We’ve scored 81 tries in 13 games and
In December we’ve played 3 games scored 171 points and conceded just 10!