Fylde Vandals 19-19 Orrell 2s
As ever, a most-competitive game between these old friends and rivals. Although the result could have gone either way, the home EPD and his visiting counterpart agreed that a draw was a fair result. They also agreed it was a shame that Don Fox had been recruited for the Vandals’ goal-kicking duties
The home side scored tries through Ben James (2) & Ethan Harvey. The aforementioned Fox managing two conversions from wide of the sticks, but not the one almost directly in front (black & white footage of the miss can be found on YouTube)
15 Don Fox 14 Sean Townsend (Tobias WS Fulford-Brown 55) 13 Pete Acton 12 Tony Rawlinson 11 Cecil Holland 10 Ed Mahon 9 Ethan Harvey 1 Lewis Thwaites 2 Chris Cardwell 3 Tim Barrett 4 Tom Godfrey (Adey Grey 70) 5 Ali Atkinson 6 Richard Mason (c) 7 Alex Grey (Matt Startin 50, Jon Whitby 65) 8 Ben James
Replacement not used – Paul Crouch
Good luck to debutant Matt Startin who turned his ankle not long after coming on as a replacement. Hope to see you back again soon, Matt!
Thanks to Rolo for providing the post-match birthday beers. Who knew that Aldi’s ‘Stella’ could be that good
No photos, unfortunately, as your regular correspondent has taken the camera with him on his latest holiday (to be fair, he’s also taken the camera lady, as well)
The Vandals are at home again this Saturday when Sedgley Park IVs are the visitors for a 3.00 p.m. kick-off.