Rugby Results Saturday 26th November 2005

Ellesmere 59 Rossall 0 Saturday 26th November

Ellesmere got off to a tremendous start and with wave after wave of attacks produced quality rugby to move to a 12 0 lead without giving Rossall a touch of the ball apart from kick offs. The opening scores were from Ashley James and Rob Kellett. Rossall then began a fight back and using the wind put us under pressure in our 22 for the next 15 minutes. They went very close to scoring on a number of occasions, and some excellent defense resulted in our line staying intact. We continued to try and run the ball and got ourselves out of danger and scored once more through Will Blackwell.

Half time 19 0.

The first 15 minutes of the second half were very even. Rossall tackled well and we were able to create but then not finish opportunities. Playing for position we created a lineout opportunity and then drove over giving the forwards a well deserved try through Jamie Tyrer. With 15 minutes to go we were 26 0 up, and then the flood gates opened. It was hard on Rossall and for once with the referee being assessed he had to play the full time allocation. We then moved the ball wide and our pace began to show. Both wingers Steve Bannister (3 tries) and Dafyd Roberts ran well. Dan Thomas from open side created havoc and nailed a try as did Ashley James scoring a second try to finish the game.

We scored 5 tries in 15 minutes of rugby playing with irresistible style. The forwards worked perfect clean ball and the passing and lines of running carved holes in the defense. Forwards and backs interlinked and contributed to a consummate performance.

Well done champagne rugby.


N James 3 conversions.

A James 2 Tries and 4 conversions

S Bannister 3 Tries

W Blacwell 1 Try

D Thomas 1 Try

J Tyrer 1 Try

R Kellett 1 Try

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