Dids­bury wor­thy win­ners of derby

Stockport Express - - Sport - SOUTH LANCS/ CHESHIRE 2 DIDS­BURY TOC H ......... 25 HEATON MOOR ............. 16 TONY KIRKHAM

HEATON Moor made the short jour­ney to Ford Lane for the first episode of this sea­son’s derby dou­ble header.

Moor were seven points up af­ter skip­per Danny Child turned down a cer­tain three points from a penalty bang in front, in­stead opt­ing to take a scrum which re­sulted in No 8 Ben Jones barg­ing his way over for the open­ing score.

Seven points up, so far so good, How­ever, it wasn’t long be­fore Toc opened their ac­count with a penalty kicked for touch fol­lowed by a text­book catch and drive for an un­con­verted try in the cor­ner.

Moor were dom­i­nat­ing ter­ri­tory and de­spite three hook­ers in the front row, they were look­ing more than com­fort­able in the scrum.

Af­ter the third lost line out, and with Moor dom­i­nat­ing pos­ses­sion and ter­ri­tory, Toc were forced to live off scraps but try as they might they sim­ply couldn’t string two passes to­gether.

How­ever, Toc scored their sec­ond try be­fore Moor re­duced the deficit with a Child penalty that saw the teams go into the break at 10-10.

The sec­ond half started with both sides re­peat­ing the tale of the first with Moor edg­ing ter­ri­tory but strug­gling to break the gain line when in sight of the white­wash.

Toc were clearly look­ing the more dan­ger­ous side but again strug­gled to keep pos­ses­sion.

A Child penalty al­lowed Moor to re­take the lead be­fore the sem­i­nal mo­ment of the game oc­curred af­ter a good Toc at­tack was thwarted by Toc them­selves. De­spite stop­ping their op­po­nents on the line, Moor lost No 8 Ben Jones and back row col­league Tom Yeo­mans to a blow to the head and an an­kle in­jury re­spec­tively.

With a lengthy stop­page for in­jury, and from the scrum restart, Toc were in no mood to be so gen­er­ous this time round and it came as no sur­prise when they forced their way over for their third try.

The bonus point try quickly fol­lowed af­ter an­other poor Toc line out was tapped down by Moor sec­ond row James Elis which was then hacked on with one of the Dids­bury fly­ers be­fore touch­ing down.

Child did man­age to pull back an­other penalty be­fore Toc put the fi­nal nail in the Moor cof­fin with their fifth try of the day that was well con­verted from the touch­line. That saw a fi­nal score of 27-16 to the hosts who were wor­thy win­ners.

Five tries to one tells it own story in a game that was very well ref­er­eed, full credit to the Moor lads who fought to the end with wing David Adebo catch­ing the eye.

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