RECENT 1ST XV REPORTS
1st XV V Stafford Wed 3rd October
Ellesmere 52 Stafford 10
Ellesmere full strength team began the game against Stafford who initially put up stiff resistance before we began to move through the gears. Some strong running from James King led to an early score and then some good passing moves began to stretch the cover defence. After 25 minutes we were 40 points clear and able to bring on some substitutes giving an opportunity for the following boys to wear a 1st XV shirt:
A Higgins, J Cartwright, A Deller, J Beil and A Wacker.
The second half was a much closer affair and enjoyed by both sides, with Ellesmere getting a satisfactory victory.
1st XV v Rydal Saturday 6th October
Ellesmere 44 Rydal 5
As usual Rydal provided good opposition, very tenacious in the tackle, and with some large strong running backs. The first half was well contested and Ellesmere worked hard to establish an 18-0 lead with tries from Rhys Hayes, Mark Pearson and Ben Morris. The second half began with two quick scores allowing us to use many substitutions from then on. We continued to score steadily with further tries from the three players already mentioned, with Rhys completing a personal tally of twenty three points.
1st XV v Malvern Saturday 13th October
Ellesmere 62 Malvern 6
Malvern were quick out of the blocks and up to defending their line, however the strength of the forward soon told withn a try for Joel Galley. We scored steadily through the first half through Nat Thomas, 2 from Mark Pearson and one from Pat Gorman.
Half time 29 - 6
We rested some players for the second half and still continued to score steadily with another try for Pat Gorman and also Jim Lloyd, and Alex Whittle were added to the scorers.
18th October 2007 Back to News