Liverpool St Helens 65 – 5 Bowdon
What a Christmas cracker the LSH faithful were treated to. In a scintillating performance which served up 11 exquisite tries, LSH now go into the Christmas break for a well-
LSH set the tone immediately as after regaining the ball a good break from Paddy Royle then Danny Webster led to the returning Matty Cunliffe scoring wide left, conversion missed, 5-
Bowdon then had the audacity of scoring a try of theirown. Following some good play from the Bowdon forwards the LSH defence tried to press high but a looping pass over the on-
The half ended with LSH scoring two further unconverted tries, one in each corner. The first was for Lynch following a well worked lineout move, but still requiring a powerful finish against his opposite number. The second was scored by Filson who collected a pass from Cunliffe after a marauding break from Alex McClurg. Half time 32-
The second half started with a bang! From the kick off, another scything break from Webster eventually saw Cunliffe score wide out again, conversion missed 37-
A subdued 20 mins followed, and the crowd had to wait until the 70th minute before seeing the next try. A typical Wilson dart from a scrum allowed youngster Connor Thompson to round his opposite winger and score under the posts, converted by Royle (the 4th goal kicker!) 58-
A great first half of the season with pleasing performances from a whole host of players, whilst coach Andy Northey will also be quietly encouraged by the development and contributions from a growing number of Colt players, having breakthrough seasons in senior rugby.
We hope you have a great Christmas, a wonderful New Year and come back roaring the ‘Laners’ on after a deserved rest.
15 Filson 14 Lynch 13 M Cunliffe 12 McClurg 11 Thompson 10 Johnston 9 D Wilson © 1 Williamson 2 Houlton 3 Fryer 4 Royle 5 Gore 6 Roberts 7 Hull 8 Webster. Reps 16 Heywood 17 Donlevy 18 Rawsthorne.