SECOND FIFTEEN MATCH REPORT

LSH 2nd XV 71 pts – 10 pts Old Bedians 2nd XV – 21st April 2018

LSH finished the season in spectacular style with a fine win to secure the league title.  Division 3 South Champions.  Yes Champions.  A tremendous achievement for this squad.  With the cup final on the 5th May vs Chorley 1st XV to look forward to the lads can now have a deserved rest weekend after such a fantastic season.  Very pleasing also to remain unbeaten at Moss Lane all season.

The final game of the league was the reverse fixture from the start of the season v Old Bedians a well drilled outfit.  Bedians needing a win to keep their promotion hopes alive.

LSH started well with the backs breaking through from the off with tries flying in from McBride, Shelly (converted McBride), McBride (converted McBride), McBride, Jamal (converted McBride) to leave the half time score 31-5.  The pace of the backs being the major difference supported by a very effective front set who were pushing Bedians back all afternoon.

The second half again started well with No.8 John Arnold crashing through, McBride converting.  Super scrum half Ben Davies scored (McBride converted), centre Shelley again ran the angles to score under the sticks and McBride converted.  Mc Bride again scored showing his rapid pace all afternoon and he converted his own try.  Flying winger Jamal then ran into the right corner for his brace superbly converted from touch by McBride.  Icing on the cake came from Inspector Gadget – Connor Glynn who seemed to reach from the 5m to get the ball over the try line for a fine end to his season.  Final score 71pts – 10pts.

A game in which after the first half could only really have gone one way - was very well refereed by John from Wallasey who let the game flow.  Very few penalties or incidents.  Credit to Old Bedians who scored a couple of tries and never gave up.


Squad:

1. Dave Pick, 2. Tom Metcalfe, 3. Connor Glynn, 4. Barry Ratcliffe, 5. George Gates, 6. Will Game, 7. Ellis Jopson, 8. John Arnold, 9. Ben Davies, 10. Alex McBride, 11. Jamal Zaki, 12. Andy Shelley, 13. Connor Thompson, 14. Joe Bate, 15. Mathew Gibson, 16. Alan Donlevy, 17, Joe Donlevy.

A fine end to a fine season – one down, one to go - best of luck for the final and for the future.


Paul Killilea