Blackpool Stanley U13 52 — 0 Culcheth Eagles U13
Blackpool Stanley under 13’s returned to home action after a succession of away games and completed a memorable performance in front of a large crowd of parents and supports at Stanley Park. There were some good individual performances across the team all contributing to a much improved team effort.
Stanley started the game well and managed to score with their first bit of procession, a try from Jordan Hindley from close range under the posts which Oliver Tribe successfully converted 6-0. The Eagles showed some promising signs when they regained possession shortly after the kick off but a strong Stanley defence held them at bay and they failed to get close to the Stanley line. Daniel Stretton showing up well in defence throughout the game in defence. Some good attacking play followed from Stanley with Taylor O’Brien and Oliver Tribe providing a platform for an expansive game and strong runs from both Fergus Anderson and Liam Harrison out wide caused major problems for a scrambling Eagles defence. With the Eagles on the back foot and Stanley looking to take advantage a strong run from Sean Craven split the Eagles defence which left their try line open for him to score 10 – 0 after 12 minutes.
Not long after Stanley moved the ball out wide again for Hindley to out strip the Eagles defence and score 14 – 0. From the kick off Stanley gained possession and Openshaw and Harrison made good yards once again putting the Eagles defence on the back foot. O’Brien and Tribe combined to put Hindley through only for him to be caught by the full back yards from the line, however, he managed to off load to Nathan Winter in support who scored under the posts, Tribe converted 20 – 0. With the clock running down to the end of the half Stanley managed two further tries, the first came from Fergus Anderson who ran 60 metres to the try line, handing off a number of would be tacklers and score under the posts, Tribe converted 26 – 0. Right on the first half whistle Hindley took the ball from the base of scrum deep in the eagles half, ran around the defence and score out wide. Half time score 30 – 0.
The second half took a similar look to the first with Stanley showing their dominance. The Stanley combinations looked well and resulted in Andersons second try after 10 minutes of the half. Again he took the ball on half way, burst through the defensive line and ran to score under the posts. Tribe converted 36 – 0. Anderson completed his hat trick after 15 minutes of the half when he scored close to the posts. Tribe converted 42 – 0. With time running out to the end of the game Stanley scored two late tries from Keelan Openshaw and Luke Whitelow. Whitelow’s try was the pick of the two as he took on the defensive line, was half tackled but managed to regain his feet to score close to the posts, Anderson converted to make the final score 52 – 0 to Stanley.
It was an good all round effort by Stanley. The pick of the backs were Daniel Stretton and Nathan Winter while the key Forwards were captain Jordan Hindley and Fergus Anderson. The man of the match for Stanley picked by the Eagles coach was Daniel Stretton.
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