Ashton Under Lyne U13s 22 Hoppers U13s 24
Sunday 20th October
The u13’s won their opening game 24-22 away at Aston-u-Lyne in the Blackstick’s Blue Lancs Cup.
Grasshoppers started well dominating up front winning several scrums against the head and producing good turnover ball. Benedict Rainford opened the scoring with an interception try. 2 more tries for Hoppers gave Hoppers a 17-0 lead. Just before half-time some slack tackling allowed Ashton in for their first try to give a half-time score of 17-5.
A much better second half display from Ashton saw them compete much better up front and score a couple of good tries. Another interception try by Benedict Rainford and the conversion from Dan Clare gave Hoppers a 24-17 lead close to the end. Ashton scored a late try giving them a difficult conversion attempt to tie the match, Hoppers just edged the win in a well fought match played in a good spirit.