Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The best way to keep up to date with Orrell Rugby Union Football Club

View

Second Team - Match centre

Orrell 2
Blackburn 3
Sat 24 Feb 14:30 - Halbro North West Leagues - Division 4 North Full time

Orrell 2nd v Blackburn 3rds

Orrell 2nd go top of their league with a win over Blackburn 3rds.

Much praise to the Winstanley College Groundsman for preparing the pitch, which was in great condition for last Saturday's fixture versus Blackburn, having been rolled earlier in the week. Orrell 2s were keen to continue their winning run and create space in the League table between themselves and Blackburn who were in 3rd place.

Orrell's Captain Dixie won the toss and elected to play up the slope. The 2s started brightly taking the game to the opposition, burrowing near to the Blackburn line, but the forwards were collectively penalised by the ref for straying off side giving Blackburn respite. However just 10 minutes into the game Orrell passed the ball through several hands to right winger Dutson who sent a grubber kick past his opposing wing man and fly hacked the ball over the line to score in the right corner. A couple of bull dozing runs by father and son pairing Pete and Leon Harber were then overshadowed by a series of penalties conceded by the forwards, one of which was in front of their posts which Blackburn converted to go into the break with a 5-3 score line.
Orrell began the second half by some strategic kicks by Gannon deep into the Blackburn half, enabling them to put pressure on the opposition line. They got their just reward with a penalty try five minutes in, converted by Gannon. Just two minutes later Leon Harber picked up a knee injury and was replaced by Finney. Blackburn capitalised as Orrell 're-adjusted their pack, scoring in the left corner, to close the score to 12-8. Dixie gave a rallying cry to his team, and five minutes later he burst through from the opposition ten yard line, beating six players to score.
On 62 minutes, Orrell scrum half Gannon broke from just inside the Blackburn half down the right side with Dixie in support. Showing great composure he drew the opposing full back and dummied a pass to Dixie, (a reply from being snubbed by his greedy Captain minutes earlier), to score a great individual try, and increase the lead to 22-8.
A questionable refereeing decision moments later, saw Finney depart the field after being given a yellow card for illegally entering a ruck. That meant Orrell had to close out the game with a man down. Typical stalwart tackling achieved that objective, and gave Orrell a well deserved win. Final score 22-8.

A strange 5-5 draw in the Rochdale v Leyland fixture resulted in Orrell claiming top spot, two points clear of Leyland, who have 2 games in hand, in second place. With six league games left to play, fate is for the second year running in Orrell' s own hands.


A questionable refereeing decision moments later, saw Finney depart the field after being given a yellow card for illegally entering a ruck. That meant Orrell had to close out the game with a man down. Typical stalwart tackling achieved that objective, and gave Orrell a well deserved win. Final score 22-8.

A strange 5-5 draw in the Rochdale v Leyland fixture resulted in Orrell claiming top spot, two points clear of Leyland, who have 2 games in hand, in second place. With six league games left to play, fate is for the second year running in Orrell' s own hands.

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other Division 4 North results

Rochdale 3
0
5
Leyland Warriors 1
19
25
Fylde 4

Comments

Loading comments

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Leyland Warriors 1 22 83
2. Orrell 2 22 68
3. Blackburn 3 22 62
4. Fylde 4 22 61
5. Thornton Cleveleys 2 22 56
6. Leigh 3 22 55
7. Rochdale 3 22 55

Team sponsors

Affiliations

Club sponsors