Cheshire A and B v Yorkshire A and B at Burnage RFC on Sunday 18th December
- Cheshire B 19 points Yorkshire B 20 points
- Cheshire A 12 points Yorkshire A 17 points
Both games resulted in immense frustration for Cheshire. Cheshire B led 19 -0 at half-time only to allow Yorkshire B to reply with 20 points, scoring their winning try in injury time. The A game followed a similar pattern with Cheshire A leading into the second half with a 12 point advantage. Yorkshire replied with three tries in the second half and although Cheshire had many opportunities they failed to score any more tries. Both games were entertaining and were of a very high standard.
Cheshire A and B v Lancashire A and B at Burnage RFC on Tuesday 3rd January
- Cheshire B 17 points Lancashire B 24 points
- Cheshire A 5 points Lancashire A 29 points
The B game was highly competitive with both sides sharing the lead. Both sides had many opportunities to score tries but unfortunately it was Lancashire B who scored the winning try in the last play of the game. Cheshire and Lancashire A fought out a very competitive first half but Lancashire took the lead just before half-time to take a 10 -5 lead. Cheshire had quite a few chances to score tries at the beginning of the second half but like the Yorkshire match we failed to take our opportunities. Lancashire showed us how to take advantage of opportunities by scoring three late tries. As with the Yorkshire games these matches were of a very high standard and whilst Yorkshire was very lucky to beat us Lancashire fully deserved their win in the A game. This was their first win in an A match for seven years.
Cheshire V Staffordshire at Longton RFC on Sunday 15th January
- Cheshire 56 points
- Staffordshire 0
In appalling conditions Cheshire found their stride against Staffordshire and they scored some excellent team tries to finish off the season on an optimistic note.
Some boys have lost their tracksuit tops. If you have any kit that isn’t yours then please contact me. Adam Spence has his name on his tracksuit top that he lost on Sunday and Joe White has an extra top from the Lancashire game.