Bowdon end Moor’s winning run
TERENCE MCGEEHAN HEATON Moor Junior Colts’ winning run was brought to a shuddering halt as an impressive Bowdon side visited Heatons Sports Club.
In a thoroughly entertaining game the visitors took the spoils in a 39-20 victory which owed much to their spectacular handling and running game.
Two early tries set the tone in a whirlwind first quarter, some breathtaking rugby on view. Moor got a foothold in the second quarter. Fighting displays by props Declan McGeehan and Hasham Gondal and Man of the Match Tom Eaton resulted in James Molloy showing great tenacity with two tries but Bowdon hit back each time, leaving Moor behind at the break 20-10.
Moor started the second half brightly, an intelligent break by scrum half Dom Rafferty sending Bob Berry away for a try to bring the deficit to five points.
Moor looked as though they had weathered the Bowdon storm.
However, in the crucial moment halfway through the second half, Moor overturned when in a commanding position, a rapid counter attack led to a try for Bowdon which was duly converted.
This was quickly followed by another as Bowdon punished any mistakes ruthlessly.
Nick Tenney pulled a try back but in the end, it was no more than a consolation as Bowdon finished another flowing move to run out victors by 39-20. The score line was possibly a little harsh on Heaton Moor but there could be no doubting the class of their opponents.
It’s a trip to Eccles next week as the boys attempt to get back to winning ways.
●●Asa Bottomley on a lung bursting run