Sandbach 50 - Mold 20
Sun 30 January 2005
Squad: Stephen Lynch, Charlie Rogerson, Joe Stock, Chris Jackson, Alastair Thompson, Robert Coggon, Dominic Evans, Danny Owen, Kieran Leese, Megan Standring, James Barry, George Beal, Matthew Mangan, Harry Broady, Nathan Norwood, Fred Green, Loucas Thomas Garrett, Anthony Dowell, Jake Harrison, Jake Dobson.
Quarter1: Sandbach 15 Mold 0
Try scorers: Charlie Rogerson (2), George Beal
Mold started strongly, but once again some strong running from Sandbach proved too much for their defence. Sandbach appeared to have learnt from their last game and the tackling was much more effective. Mold displayed some good passing skills and support play with only their handling letting them down on occasion.
Quarter 2: Sandbach 5 Mold 0
Try scorer: Robert Coggon
Once again Mold were showing more discipline in terms of their lines and use of space. Joe Stock proved difficult to stop, with at least 5 Mold players trying to slow him down. In a competitive quarter, only one try separated the teams.
Quarter 3: Sandbach 20 Mold 15
Try scorer: Charlie Rogerson (2), George Beal, Jake Harrison
This quarter started fast and furious with Mold starting the scoring but Sandbach responding quickly. George Beal then stole the ball to score but Mold responded within a minute to even the scoring once again. Some excellent skills were seen with Stephen Lynch making a wonderful pass to Charlie Rogerson in space and at speed for Charlie to score.
Quarter 4: Sandbach 10 Mold 5
Try scorer: Chris Jackson, Danny Owen
The final quarter saw some excellent weaving runs through the Mold defence from Robert Coggon and Kieran Leese. Mold stole the ball on their own line and heading for the Sandbach line, looked certain to score, and would have if it were not for Danny Owen putting in yet another awesome tackle. Chris Jackson drove home a key score for Sandbach and this was followed by some great support play, with Kieran passing to Danny Owen for a second Sandbach score in this quarter. Mold justifiably got the last word with a fine try form the half way line.
This was a a great morning’s rugby with some excellent play seen from both sides. The score line did not do Mold justice as they played with good structure and taught Sandbach a lesson in terms of the amount of ball they stole from the rucks. Sandbach continue their winning run however and have a few areas to work on before their next game.