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Wigan St.Patricks U'10s 40 v 24 West Bank Bears
8:30am Wednesday 6th March 2013 in Sport
This was an excellent first game of the season for the Bears. In the first half they were a bit slow out of the blocks going 3 tries down against a very experienced and organised Pats side. In the second half, however, the team improved 100%. As soon as they got their heads around the new rules they played some excellent rugby and scored some brilliant trys.
Man of the match was Harrison Smith, who scored a brilliant solo try. Coach’s awards went to Lewis Hughes, who was outstanding all game, grabbing a couple of trys, and to Dean Stapleton. Jay Swindley was the other tryscorer.
A big mention must go to the 3 debutants today; Sam Finney; Ryan Adams and George Delaney who never looked out of place. But all in all this was a good team performance.
West Bank Bears U’9s 5 v 10 Orrell St. James A good first run out against a big and well drilled St James side , James Marsh scored the opening try of the season with an arcing run into the corner soon followed by a typical Big Sam Roberts effort crashing over from short range taking 2 or 3 defenders with him . The Bears defensive effort was led by Jack Prince who had a fine game along with Jacob Marsh and Lennon Fallon.
Coach Nige Flinn brought on Jack Banks, Ellis Williamson and Dylon Crompton on in the second half but it was Lucas Lee who got the first try of the half with a trademark run stepping off both feet to race in from halfway. The next Bears try started in their own half with a fine break from the ever dangerous Scott Moore who then passed on to James Marsh and ended up with Dominic Gregory outstripping the cover defence to score. The final try of the game came from Bears debutant Joe Brizell with a touchline hugging run from 30 metres which was just reward for a none stop display that earned him the MOM award .
Mom Joe Brizell, Top tackle James Marsh, Coaches Lucas Lee, Coaches Dominic Gregory.