Blackpool Stanley 30 South Ribble Rabbitiohs 50

Blackpool Stanley kicked off their season with a friendly against higher league opposition in South Ribble Rabbitohs running out losers but in a great competitive game the young Stanley side did not let themselves down taking on the bigger South Ribble forwards tackling hard but fair.

Man of the match for Stanley was captain Joe Connell leading from the front scoring his first ever hat trick along with a debut try for Ryan Scheepers.

Coach Brett Whitehead was proud of all his players especially the lads all under 21 Ben Hindley, Reiss Yorke, Sean Craven, Jordan Hindley, Ken Yui, Tom Little who will get better the more games they play.

Stanley`s next game is an away friendly game to Wetherby Bulldogs in Yorkshire with the club running a coach and anybody interested can contact John Gill on 07873147686.