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Stanley Rangers U12s 30 v Lock Lane  U12s 8

Stanley bounced back from their cup defeat last week with their best performance of the season so far!

Taking on a side that had only ever lost 6 games as a team, Stanley knew that they had to be at their best to be in with a chance of taking something from this game and that’s what they were, with every player doing their bit in a excellent all-round team performance. 

Stanley kicked off in perfect conditions for rugby and set the tone of the game with a strong defensive set with some early big shots rattling the opposition forwards. In attack they followed on from previous games with the forwards laying a platform with strong carries creating momentum for the halves to play off. 

Stanley’s first score came after the forwards made good yards and with Lock Lane struggling to handle them they gave away a penalty which took Stanley into their 20. After a couple of strong hit ups Stanley half back Josh Chapman took his chance step his way over for a try. George Britton converted 6-0.

The game then went through a phase of both side completing their sets with Lock lane showing why they have been so successful playing some good rugby and testing the Stanley defence out wide but they held firm and after working their way back up field Riley Britton broke through 3 or 4 tackles to make it over the try line. Zack Leaworthy converted 12-0. 

Stanley were really starting to play now and went close on a couple of occasions with some last ditch Lock Lane cover tackles stopping first Lewis Spivey and then Luke Haran from scoring. 

Lock Lane seemed to gain confidence from this and took their chance to get them selves back into the game when their scrum half used good footwork to beat the Stanley defenders and score under the posts. Missed conversion 12-4. This was how the scored stayed until half time.

The second half saw Stanley carry on where they left off and after dominating in the forwards they scored their next try after Zack Leaworthy’s pinpoint cross field kick was taken by Alex Hopes to dot down. George Britton converted 18-4.

Next to score was Josh Chapman, off the back of another of Lewis Spivey’s trade mark scoots breaking through the Lock Lane defence they managed to again get into opponents 20 and on the last tackle Josh came up with an inventive chip and chase to score near the posts. He converted his own score 24-4.

Lock Lane didn’t throw in the towel and were rewarded with a well worked try out wide on to their left . Missed conversion 24-8.

Stanly responded quickly though to reassert their authority on the game after their strong defence forced another error in the Lock Lane half and they took advantage when Riley Britton crashed over for his second of the game. 

George Britton again converted for his third successful kick of the day. Final score 30-8. 

Awards went to:
Zack Leaworthy - players.
Alfie Briggs - oppositions.
Josh Chapman - magic moment.
Lewis Spivey - coaches & parents.

Next weeks game is away to Birstall Victoria.

Match day report sent in by Chris Molyneux Head Coach.

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