Warrington 30 - Sandbach 40
Sun 9 January 2005
Squad: Stephen Lynch, Charlie Rogerson, Sam Harding, Joe Stock, Chris Jackson, Alastair Thompson, Robert Coggon, Jake Dobson, Dominic Evans, Danny Owen, Thomas Stakes, Kieran Leese, Megan Standring, James Barry, Joseph Jackson, Anthony Dowell, Max Bonar Law, George Beal, George Hubbard, Matthew Mangan, Harry Broady, Jake Harrison.
Quarter1: Warrington 10 Sandbach 5
Try scorer: Chris Jackson
The opening quarter saw both teams applying pressure, but with neither team making use of the space, the scores came from breakaway tries off some hard fought forward play. The whole side was involved in some strong drives with Charlie Rogerson making some good yardage with the ball enabling Chris Jackson to drive over for Sandbach’s first try.
Quarter 2: Warrington 5 Sandbach 5
Try scorer: George Beal
After the break the game opened up, with Sandbach running with the ball much more. Jake Harrison and Harry Broady made good use of the width of the pitch running into space, with Joe Jackson putting in some crunching tackles. After a period of pressure from Sandbach, and some great rucking from the team, George Beal ran from the half way line to score.
Quarter 3: Warrington 0 Sandbach 15
Try scorer: Jake Dobson, Chris Jackson, Robert Coggon
The re-start saw Sandbach applying pressure, and from some driving play saw Jake Dobson go over for the try. Chris Jackson then popped up out of the ruck to score the second try of the quarter. Some improved running was seen from Sandbach but they started to lose possession. Despite this Alastair Thompson produced some great running and tackling, allowing Robert Coggon to score the third try of the quarter.
Quarter 2: Warrington 15 Sandbach 15
Try scorer: James Barry, Joe Jackson (2)
Warrington regrouped and scored after a period of sustained pressure. Sandbach quickly recovered with a try from James Barry, but the tit for tat continued with Warrington responding immediately. Sandbach started rucking more successfully, enabling Joe Jackson to score once and then again after Warrington had replied.
The games between these two sides are proving to be very competitive and Sandbach were more than happy to finally record a win against the only team to have beaten them this season.