Rish­worth’s re­venge sees Colts run end

Stockport Express - - Sport -

OLD RISHWORTHIANS..13 HM SE­NIOR COLTS 5 TER­ENCE MCGEEHAN THE se­nior Colts win­ning se­quence came to an end, go­ing down to a very or­gan­ised Old Rishworthians side who gained an el­e­ment of re­venge for their de­feat at Green Lane in Septem­ber.

It was a very close en­counter and a real chal­lenge for the Moor lads as they be­gin their League cam­paign next week.

A num­ber of ab­sen­tees gave a few of the younger play­ers their op­por­tu­nity and Char­lie Pin­horn at scrum half caught the eye.

The Hal­i­fax side started brightly, Moor be­ing pushed back in their own half, two penal­ties giv­ing the hosts a six-point lead af­ter the first quar­ter.

Moor pres­surised in the sec­ond quar­ter, a cou­ple of at­tack­ing li­ne­outs not quite yield­ing the de­sired out­come, Evan Coffey go­ing very close in the cor­ner.

Just be­fore half time, as Moor were build­ing to­wards halfway, Old Rishworthians turned over pos­ses­sion and in the space of a few sec­onds, they had ex­tended their lead with a con­verted try. Moor had work to do.

The sec­ond half started with the vis­i­tors dom­i­nant.

Jono Glan­field was be­com­ing in­flu­en­tial, ably sup­ported by Coffey and Nick Ten­ney.

The hosts were prov­ing a very stub­born ob­sta­cle, deny­ing Moor on countless oc­ca­sions, An­drew Badrock caus­ing a lot of con­cern for the hosts with his strong run­ning.

But Moor got a de­served score when Glan­field, show­ing he also had a stub­born streak, re­fus­ing to be de­nied a bat­tling team score, Ten­ney un­suc­cess­ful with the con­ver­sion at­tempt.

The game was now in the melt­ing pot, Moor look­ing very strong.

Dy­lan Starkie then pro­duced a daz­zling run, only just de­nied in the cor­ner, a last gasp tackle deny­ing him a mem­o­rable score.

Rishworthians then seemed to weather the storm and due to some dis­ci­plinary set­backs for Moor,were able to close out the last quar­ter.

Although it has to be re­marked that, de­spite the nu­mer­i­cal ad­van­tage, Moor’s de­fen­sive work in the last quar­ter was colos­sal.

Emilio Ramirez, in par­tic­u­lar, made two bril­liant runs from deep and on an­other day may have re­sulted with scores but ul­ti­mately it was a first de­feat in six weeks for the Colts.

Moor wel­come Vale of Lune next week­end in the first game of the re-struc­tured Lan­cashire League.

●●An­drew Badrock made some great runs

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