Blackpool Stanley 30 Clock Face Miners A 28

Date 07/09/2019
League Open Age 2019

Blackpool Stanley finished off their home campaign with a cracking victory against 2nd p!aced Clock Face ‘A’ as both teams out on an end to end game scoring 5 tries apiece with Stanley kicking all 5 of theirs to Clock Face only kicking 4 to give them the win they deserved.

From the start Stanley went at the Clock Face defence but they held firm and then broke from their own half running in 2 tries as too many missed tackles by the home side didn’t help their cause. A mistake by Clock Face in their own half led to Joe Kirton kicking through for Dan Phelps to pick up and score a try which he then converted.

Stanley were playing a more expansive game and from a scrum the ball was passed out to winger Jordan Hindley who outpaced the away defence from 50m out to score a try with Hamilton Jones kicking the conversion giving Stanley a half-time lead of 12-10. The 2nd half started off well for the home side after great interpassing finished with Jack Brocklehurst hitting the ball at pace bursting through tackles to score a converted try.

Penalties against were taking their toll on Stanleys young side keeping Clock Face in the game who took advantage scoring a converted try quickly followed by another through more missed tackles giving them the lead. The tooing and froing of the game then led too a great piece of individual play by

Joe Phelps who chipped over the away defence from 30 m out regathered the ball sidestepped 3 players to score a try of the season. The same player then did the same play regathered the ball but this time got tackles and then in the tackle slipped out a great pass to his brother Dan Phelps Waitrose over the line for a converted try.

The game was now at a crucial stage with the home side holding an 8 point lead and Clock Face pounding the home line managing to score a converted try leaving it down to the last 5 minutes for Stanley too hold out which they did as some last ditch tackling kept Clock Face at bay winning the game by 2 points but also showing that they can play and win against the top side giving them the confidence for the last away game in 2 weeks at Springview of Wigan.