Stockport 20 - Sandbach 10
Sun 3 October 2004
Stockport Festival 3rd October 2004
A strong squad travelled to Stockport to compete in their first festival of the season using their new contact skills. Sandbach were able to field a full team of 14 but were also able to field a further 13 players, following the late withdrawal of a team from Lymm, to join a few Stockport players and create a ‘Sale Sharks’ team for the day.
Sandbach team: Chris Jackson, Kieran Leese, Charlie Rogerson, Megan Standring, Harry Broady, Matthew Mangan, Adam Lockett, Nathan Norwood, Alastair Thompson, Jake Dobson, George Beal, Fred Green, George Hubbard, Dominic Evans
Sale Sharks: James Barry, Max Bonar-Law, Robert Coggon Daniel Powell, Jake Harrison, Joseph Jackson, Joe Stock ,Thomas Stakes, Stephen Lynch, Loucas Thomas-Garrett, Danny Owen, Jake Armitage, Anthony Dowell
The format for the day was a round robin, playing 5 games.
Match 1: Sandbach 5 Sale Sharks 10
Try scorers : Charlie Rogerson (Sandbach), Joe Jackson (2 – Sale Sharks)
Match 2: Sandbach 15 Winnington Park 10 / Sale Sharks 0 Stockport 20
Try scorers (Sandbach) : George Beal (3)
Match 3: Sandbach 0 Altrincham Kersal 0 / Sale Sharks 15 Winnigton Park 5
Try scorers (Sale Sharks) : Anthony Dowell, Robert Coggon, James Barry
Match 4 : Sandbach 10 Stockport 20 / Sale Sharks 15 Ruthin 15
Try Scorers (Sandbach) : Charlie Rogerson, Kieran Leese
Try Scorers (Sale Sharks) : Danny Owen, Stephen Lynch, Thomas Stakes
Match 5: Sandbach 5 Ruthin 10 / Sale Sharks 0 Altricham Kersal 15
Try Scorer (Sandbach) : Charlie Rogerson
Overall, on the day we saw some great running rugby and fantastic defence. Clearly we have lots to learn this year, but a days rugby like this was extremely beneficial for all players and coaches.
Thanks to those players who represented Sale Sharks. A gesture recognised by the organisers with certificatyes for fair play.