GLOSSOP 26 LIVERPOOL ST HELENS 10
This match, after surviving an early morning inspection and billed as the game of the season for both clubs, did not disappoint. Played in extremely heavy conditions with signs marking the shallow and deep ends, both sides produced a hugely watchable game full of incident, good rugby and a fair amount of controversy.
LSH fielded seven players from the previous week’s second XV, but you would not have known. Ultimately however, Glossop are a team almost invincible on their own patch and so it proved. They had significant superiority in the scrum and ominously for the Moss Lanners made it pay as early as the fifth minute with a pushover try, converted. 7-
This was followed soon after with the sight of Sean Richardson, making his first team debut, on the receiving end of an off-
LSH with the half back pairing of Darren Wilson and Alex McClurg working hard to take their side forward and non-
And so a half which saw both sides create three chances each, with Glossop scoring from two, ended with the home side 12-
Another pushover try, converted, enabled Glossop to begin the second half as they had the first, 19-
Glossop’s strength began to tell in the final ten minutes and after constant pressure they crossed for their fourth and bonus point try in the 77th minute, converted, 26-
A mention once again for the outstanding hospitality from the Glossop club. They certainly lead the way in making visitors welcome.
15 Morris 14 Thompson 13 Cunliffe M 12 Richardson 11 Lynch 10 McClurg 9 Wilson © 1 MaCauley
2 Bonati 3 Gore 4 Donlevy 5 Hall 6 Hull 7 Mitchell 8 Webster 16 Metcalf 17 Arnold 18 Kearns