Blackpool Stanley u14 22 Bamber Bridge Bulldogs u14 20

Date 08/06/2014
League Under 14 boys 2014

Blackpool Stanley U14`s got out of jail with a comeback against opponents who did not deserve to be on the losing side after dominating the majority of the game against a lack-lustre Blackpool side. From the off Bamber Bridge spread the ball wide at every opportunity with only some last ditch defence and poor ball retention helping the home side. Bamber Bridge then took the lead  with a converted try but after great runs by forwards Sean Harvey,Liam Harrison and Daniel Stretton set up for Fergus Anderson to power over for a try to keep Stanley in the game. The away side then continued to go wide at every opportunity scoring another try by the half time whistle carrying on in the second half with a further 2 scores  to lead 16-4. This then spurred the home side into action with Connor Rothery prompting from half back and Danny Siddall taking charge passing out to Jordan Hindley who outpaced the away defence to score a try converted by AJ Lord. Anderson was proving a right  handful making great bursts through the Bamber Bridge defence with one of these leading to a converted try to pull the home side level. Inspired substitions bolstered the home sides defence and attack with Matt Webster proving a real handful with a couple of elusive runs. The home side then started to show what they could do with the ball starting to push the ball wide and after good handling by Dean Harding and Siddall the ball came out to Webster who showed great speed to go 60m chased un-successfully by three away defenders to score the try of the match converted by AJ Lord. There was one last twist as Bamber Bridge managed to score a try in the corner with the kick being missed and the referee blowing up for time giving the home side the 2 points and a win that should give them a boost for next weeks home game against Culceth Eagles kick off 10.30am at Stanley Park.