Rugby Union: Sale U12s 1 - 12 Littleborough U12s
Date published: 04 December 2018
With a weakened squad decimated by injuries and illness, Littleborough under 12s travelled to Sale FC with nine players missing.
The reduced squad however wasted no time in imposing themselves on the opposition with some strong and disciplined tackling in defence and clever and creative work going forward.
It wasn't long before Littleborough's dominance got their just rewards with some quick hands and even quicker feet saw Deacon Connolly break through the opposition's defensive line to score the first try of the day.
This opened the flood gates and with Littleborough showing great teamwork ran in another five unanswered tries, Deacon Connolly two, Harry Lees, and Luke Howarth two, to go in at the break six nil up.
The second half followed the same pattern with the visiting team camped in the Sale half of the pitch.
So, it was inevitable that more tries were to follow as Joe Mills, Zak Brady, Joe Russon and Deacon Connolly two, all crashed over the line and adding to the rather one-sided score line.
Sale managed a consolation try following a breakaway move, despite the best efforts of a tiring Littleborough to chase down the pacey Sale player.
The final score Sale 1 Littleborough 12.
Despite the one-sided score line, the game was played in great spirit, with both sides still competing right until the final whistle.
Littleborough’s man of the match went to Woody Mayberry for an all-round great game, with Joe Mills being awarded magic moment for a great piece of tackling work.
Mentions should also go out to Alex Sunderland and Tom Deacon for having fantastic games and but for some last-ditch defending would have both been on the scoresheet.
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