On a crisp, dry, albeit cold morning a Sandbach team at close to full strength took on the depleted Wirral team.
Sandbach 21 - 0 Wirral
Try Scorers: Rai Bennett, Alex Bishop, Kyran Davies
Conversions: Rai Bennett (3)
With George Cole, Matt Longdon and Ben Savage playing for Wirral (to make up their numbers) the game kicked off.
With most of the play taking place in the Wirral half, until a careless Sandbach offside, play was even for most of the first half.Sandbach came close to scoring a try repeatedly until a brave charge by Alex Bishop resulted in a try by Rai Bennett – converted by the same.
Half Time: Sandbach 7 – Wirral 0
In the second half, despite repeated charges by Danny Jakeman and Alex Bishop Sandbach made little progress towards the Wirral try line until another charge by Alex Bishop resulted in a try – converted by Rai Bennett.
Kyran Davies then broke free to score a try beneath the post – converted yet again by Rai Bennett.
Repeated strong tackling enabled Sandbach to see off each Wirral charge until full time
Sandbach 5 - 21 Wirral
Try Scorer: Oliver Grice
This time the duty of playing for Wirral fell to Rai Bennett, Danny Partingdon and Tom Maydew.
With a tight start the first half action took place close to the halfway line until repeated charges by Wirral paid off with a try which was converted.
This was closely followed by another strong attempt by Wirral, although it was stopped within inches of the try lines. However, repeated attempts eventually bore fruit and Wirral scored again and converted
Half Time: Sandbach 0 – Wirral 14
The second half continued in the same vein with Wirral dominating and despite strong defending Wirral scored again and converted:
In the closing seconds of the game, a charge from Oliver Grice resulted in a try just after which time was blown.
Players of the Week: Kyran Davies; Danny Jakeman; Alex Bishop: Luke Graveson.
By our guest reporter, Phil Michell