Sefton 10 – Moore 47
Moore were able to stretch their current winning streak to 5 games with a workman like performance at Sefton in a game which saw them come out comfortable 10-47 winners. The current streak seems them sitting in 3rd place in Division 3 South of the Intermediate Leagues and exceeding expectations on the season as the half way point of the season is reached.
On a wet, windy day on a very heavy pitch, the conditions were not best suited to the fast, free flowing rugby that Moore are used to playing. However, the men from Moss Lane were able to adapt their game to make the best of conditions.
Time and again, Moore looked to play the territory game and attempted to keep Sefton deep in their own half with intelligent kicking. This paid dividends as time and again Moore were able to start attacks from turnovers deep within the Sefton half as the Moore defence once again demonstrated why it is one of the best in the league. Time and again pressure was exerted by a well organised defensive line, before the back line trio of Mikey Woollacott, Jack Hughes and Max Holland disrupted Sefton ball time and again.
From the turned over ball Moore were able to attack well, with outside centre Mike Barr providing a huge attacking threat, scoring two tries himself and putting both Henry Frankling and Joe Pidgeon through for tries of their own. Fly Half Matt Bradshaw also was his usual industrious self, not only putting in some great kicks to give Moore field position, but to also make exquisite passes near to the Sefton line to put in Tony Fretwell and David Dixon for excellent crash over tries. Max Holland would also score with a surging run from the base of the scrum.
Whilst Moore will face tougher days, the game was a demonstration of the current league position for the club and provides an excellent launch pad for next Saturday’s derby game against Lymm Eagles at Moss Lane.