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Under 16s Cheshire Cup Semi Final Double Header

Ian Kelsall30 Jan - 17:52
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Under 16s Cheshire Cup Semi Final Double Header – Mixed Emotions for PORT

Sunday 28 th January saw an unprecedented Under 16s Cheshire Cup double header at the
Memorial Ground with this extra strong age group fielding two teams in the competition.
First up were the Stockport Red team facing local rivals Lymm in the Cheshire Cup semi-final.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go to plan on the day for the Reds who never seemed to get
going. Lymm built an early lead which proved too much to claw back. The Reds rallied with
good play in patches and two tries for the match to end 12-29 with Lymm progressing to the
final. Despite the setback, this talented group of Red players, reigning Cheshire Plate
champions, will go on to future success without doubt.
Next up were the Stockport Green team facing seasiders Hoylake in the Cheshire Shield
semi-final. The Greens, a classic dirt-tracker side, were raring to go with their indominable
team spirit. The contest initially looked a bit uneven with Hoylake fielding only 13 players
which then reduced to 12 during the game. Well done Hoylake travelling down the M56 &
fulfilling the tie! Stockport’s coaching team set about evening things up, reducing and
rotating players making the game competitive with a final score of 36-26 to Stockport.
Congratulations Green team who progress to the final on Sunday 10 th March at Priory Park,
Macclesfield against either Vagabonds or Sandbach.
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