LATCHFORD Albion and Culcheth Eagles will face one another this weekend after each made their return to motion on Saturday.
Amateur rugby league bought going once more on the weekend after greater than a yr off the pitch because of the Covid-19 pandemic, that means hundreds of gamers from everywhere in the nation may get again to the game they love.
Culcheth go into the sport in profitable type having overwhelmed Leigh East at Shaw Avenue on the weekend
The Eagles had trailed 12-4 on the interval, with Charlie Maxted’s opening rating cancelled out by two tries for the visiting aspect who had earlier seen Adam Whiteside despatched off for his half in a mass brawl.
Nevertheless, the half-time phrases of head coach Darryl Appleby had the will impact on the hosts ran out 30-18 winners.
Paul Martin’s very good attempt from dummy-half was adopted by Josh Knox touching down Adam Rainford’s kick earlier than a shocking 80-metre effort from Jake Knox, who carved open the Leigh defence down the left.
Crisp passing from left to proper then noticed Matt Appleby contact down earlier than a top-class end within the nook from Mike Rushton confirmed the victory, which additionally featured three objectives from Jake Maxted.
In the meantime, Latchford misplaced 28-4 at North West Males’s League Premier Division aspect Orrell St James however head coach Martyn Ellis stated there have been positives aplenty for his aspect.
Albion, who gave debuts to 4 gamers in Gareth Fairhurst, Aaron Povell and former membership juniors Declan Rourke and Joe Grundy, bought their solely factors due to a well-worked attempt from centre Ben Harper.
“I purposely selected this fixture in opposition to a aspect who I consider can be on the high of their division this season,” Ellis stated.
“It was an opportunity for me to see the place we’re at with regard to preparation for the upcoming season, in addition to exhibiting my gamers the extent that they should aspire to.
“For a primary hit-out in 12 months we went properly – there have been definitely extra positives than negatives, with gamers comparable to Matty Nash and Charlie McCurrie persevering with their good type from earlier than we went into lockdown.”
The pleasant conflict between Culcheth and Latchford takes place at Shaw Avenue on Saturday at 2.30pm.
Aggressive fixtures are attributable to resume on the weekend of Might 8-9.
Extra reporting by Dave Parkinson and Andrew Rowlinson