With the season now 2 months old it seems an appropriate time to round up how our senior teams are getting on at Lightfoot Green.
National League 2 North
The 1st XV have made an inconsistent start to the season with 4 wins from 9 games. A dominant performance against Leicester Lions on the clubs 145th Anniversary has been the highlight so far. The team currently sit 11th out of 16 in the league. The table is very bunched and the lads are only 5 points from 4th place.
Bateman BMW Premiership
John Young’s 2nd XV have made an excellent start to their campaign losing only one game so far and picking up eight victories. In 9 games the 2’s have racked up a massive 443 points and sit second in the league behind Sedgley Park.
County Courier Services Division 2 North
The 3rd XV have as equally an impressive record as the 2nd XV, winning 8 out of 9 games. They also sit second in the league. Winger Andy Horrocks is in red hot form notching up 16 tries so far. His form has been rewarded with a call up to the 2nd XV for whom he scored on Saturday as well.
Following a successful season last year as league champions, the 4th XV have found things a little harder this year, winning 4 out of 9 games so far. They currently sit just below half way in the table. The highlight of the season thus far must definitely be a 17-22 away win at Fylde 3 on the opening day of the season.
Division 5 North
The 5th XV have suffered a very frustrating season so far having only managed 4 games due to a relegation last season into a league with less teams and an opposition team conceding an early season game. In those 4 games the lads have picked up 2 victories, a draw and a defeat. The defeat coming against our own 6th XV on the 145th Anniversary day. Bowden-Williams’ men will now be looking to put together some consistency as we approach Christmas.
In the same division as the 5th XV, the 6th XV have won 2, drawn 1 and lost 3 games up to this point. This places them in the bottom half of the table but with heavier pitches on the horizon and a big experienced pack at their disposal, the 6th XV will be hoping for a top half finish.
The Women’s XV have had a tough start to the season, winning one of their first six games. The win came over Altrincham Kersal on the day of the 145th Anniversary with a 29-5 victory. Signs are encouraging though with numbers at training remaining consistently high and performances improving on the pitch. The Women currently sit 7th in a 9 team league and will be hoping to climb the table with some victories as the season progresses.