No problems with the visibility for this traditional fixture against Lancashire. First up were Cheshire Blues who again started a little slowly and conceded an early try and conversion to Lancashire. Forward pressure from Cheshire resulted in a converted try to even up the scoreboard at half time. Lancashire took an early lead in the second half but gradually Cheshire started to dominate and scored three more times to finish up 29pts to 21pts.
In the second game Cheshire Whites started well and were soon on the score board and their dominance led to a twelve point lead at half time. The second half saw more end to end action but this time it was Lancashire gradually clawing back the lead and converted penalty saw them overtake Cheshire to win 13pts to 12 pts.
Over the past few season these games have been played for the Vin Hughes Memorial Trophy, initially between the two A sides. With the advent of mixed sides this was decided by the aggregate score which led to the trophy being awarded to Cheshire.
Many thanks to the host club Chester RFC and the parental support from both sides. Also to the coaching staffs involved with all the squads and to the referees from the Liverpool Society. The referee for the first game may have been the youngest to officiate at this level in the games between Cheshire and Lancashire and is to be congratulated on his performance. Made a lot easier by the cooperation from the two teams involved and thanks go to them.
We have one game left against Staffordshire and for this game members of the Sale STG squad are not usually involved, so at this point I would like to thank them for all their efforts and inputs during the last month.
Mon 17 Feb Squad session St Ambrose College 5.30-7.00.
Sun 23 Feb v Staffordshire at Stafford RFC 2.00 ko. One side.