SOUTHPORT 22 LIVERPOOL ST HELENS 26
It’s not over until a certain lady sings; you’ve got to play for the full eighty minutes; always keep going until the final whistle; phrases all heard amongst the Moss Lane Faithful last Saturday as their team had snatched victory from Southport in the sixth minute of time added on. For the second week running the same Faithful had witnessed an exciting and quality game.
Southport had taken the game by the scruff of the neck scoring two tries in the opening six minutes to lead 12-
Southport, completely belying their league position, certainly did not deserve to lose and neither did LSH. Although going behind early on and always chasing the game LSH never gave up and as the afternoon wore on were always in winning range, ultimately scoring four tries to their hosts three.
Back to the start and after pouncing on a loose ball straight from the kick off Southport were ahead in 45 seconds. 5-
The Moss Laners signalled their intent immediately on the restart when left winger Josh Lynch latched on to a cleverly judged kick from Wilson to fly over in the left hand corner. Johnston landed the touchline conversion to keep LSH well in the game at 15-
LSH hit back in the 77th minute when centre Alex McClurg, having an excellent season, broke through to score under the posts and then wasted no time in converting his own try. 22-
15 Kean 14 Lynch 13 McClurg 12 Cunliffe D 11 Thompson 10 Johnston 9 Wilson (capt) 1 McCauley 2 Houlton 3 Fryer 4 Royle 5 Potter 6 Hull 7 Roberts 8 Webster 16 Heywood 17 Donlevy 18 Gore