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1st XV - Match centre

Liverpool Collegiate
Sat 13 Jan 14:15 - Northern Division - South Lancs & Cheshire Division 2 Full time

Liverpool Collegiate (A)


Tough Away Day in Liverpool

Marple visited an always strong Liverpool Collegiate and struggled with the intensity & running lines.

After a decent start going-up the hill Marple scored first with a Gregg penalty, the home side quickly responded with 2 breaks through the middle both leading to converted scores.

Marple lost Hooker Biggs & Scrum half Thompson early which did not help as both the pack & backline needed re-shuffling.
Collegiate scored a further 2 first half tries out wide to gain the bonus point by half-time.

The 2nd half began more evenly with Marple now having the slope & by getting the set-piece back into the groove from the uncharacteristically wayward 1st-half.
The Home teams lines of running however continued to cause Marple problems & they crossed again with 15 mins remaining. Marple responded with a surging break from King, quick recycling for Crawford to cross untouched for his 2nd in 2 weeks.

With the game won the home team didn’t relent and ran everything at Marple who defended well with H Duffy & Stevenson to the fore but again fitness told & Collegiate crossed for 2 more late tries to finish worthy 43-10 winners.

Of note were the 2 spectacularly botched line-outs (lines-out?) thrown by both Marple Hookers, 1 going less than 1m the other less than 30cm

MoM: King.

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
8. Congleton 26 67
9. Dukinfield 25 63
10. Oswestry 26 52
11. Port Sunlight 26 33
12. Marple 25 29
13. Vagabonds IOM 26 6
14. Oldershaw 25 3

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