Despite playing with great heart and determination a young looking Liverpool St Helens were no match for the wiser, bigger and more experienced Glossop outfit as the South Lancashire/North Cheshire One season approaches its close.

The home side scored four converted tries in the first half, courtesy of a catch and drive, two scores run in from close to the LSH line and an interception, reaching the break 28-0 in front.

In a game later described by the referee as “definitely not a 42-0 game” it could have gone one of two ways in the second half, a capitulation or a battle. The Moss Laners chose the latter and for nearly half an hour gave as good as they got, admittedly more in preventing another score than scoring themselves. Prop forward Kenny Heywood, propelled into 1st XV activity in recent weeks, put in a non-stop man of the match performance whilst young colt Connor Thompson had a fine game on the left wing with 17 year old Alex McBride continuing to advertise his undoubted promise.  In truth, everyone wearing an LSH jersey can be proud of the effort and spirit on display.

Inevitably though, Glossop breached the LSH defence again with ten minutes to go, running in two more converted tries.     


15  McBride 14 Bate 13 Game 12 Rawsthorne 11 Thompson 10 Royle J 9 Wilson D 1 Williamson 2 Houlton 3 Heywood 4 Donlevy 5 Gore 6 Royle P 7 Ward 8 Potter 16 Metcalfe T

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