Moore 19 – Prenton 42
A Nightmare of a second half saw Moore suffer a second home defeat of the season against Prenton Academics.
The home team threw away a 19-0 first half lead as the went on to lose the game 19-42 against a team that had also come up from Division 4.
Joe Pidgeon extended his try scoring run with two more tries and Frazer McKie were on the scoresheet for Moore as they scored 19 unanswered points in the first half to seemingly put them on a good footing.
The hosts started the game well and attacked with good intent, with players looking far more aggressive going forward than they had in previous weeks.
With Moore looking much more dangerous in compact areas of the pitch, gaps opened up for Joe Pidgeon to push through and open the scoring.
A second try was to follow soon after, with a scrum in the Prenton 22m tieing in much of the Prenton defence, again leading to gaps opening up after a few phases, Pidgeon once again applying the finish.
And it was nearly a case of a hat trick for the Full Back, with Moore once again attack well with patience leading to a break out wide. This time Pidgeon was unable to take it all the way, offloading to Frazer McKie to finish.
However, this was to be the end of Moore’s scoring for the day, for the one way traffic to be reversed.
With the game seemingly well in control, Moore began to make unchacteristic mistakes, being marched down the field after a number of penalties. In their own 22m Moore began to panic and had two players yellow carded in quick succession, with Prenton taking their first points of the game.
This set the tone for the second half, with Moore making repeated poor decisions as they watched their lead slip away. Prenton were good value for their win, but were perhaps enhanced by the utter fall apart of the Moore side, leaking 6 tries in a 30 minute period.