Christleton 17 Aspull 19
Aspull travelled to the beautiful country village of Christleton but someone outstayed their welcome.
Freddie Owen was set to make his 1st team debut fresh from, or should I say rough from a party the night before good practice for tour Fred.
With the pitch a long walk away, which would constitute a warm up for the 2nd team, Baz went into the changing room to say we would be staying out and make sure you all have what you need for the game tape gum shield etc. as we would not be coming back in. Unfortunately Baz forget to ask everyone had they been to the toilet as when they arrived at the pitch, Aidan decided he needed a shit and promptly returned to the changing rooms.
Aspull continued their good early season form with an excellent win away.
Christleton had only lost 1 game at home in the last 2 years so a tough game was expected.
Aspull did not play at their best but the team spirit and excellent defence secured the win.
The home team started strongly putting Aspull under pressure from the kick off but the defence held firm. Getting into the game the Aspull forwards dominated the scrums with props Hughie Bloor and Allan Martin completely dominating their opponents. The backs created several chances before full back joe roper scored an excellent individual try from 50 metres 0-5. Christleton hit back with a converted try and a penalty to lead 10-5 with both team’s defences on top the game was always going to close and with HT approaching good work from the pack gave prop Hughie Bloor the chance to force himself over the line. Converted by centre Kieron ford to give Aspull the lead 10 - 12 HT.
The home side started the 2nd half strongly and only some excellent Aspull defence kept them in the game Christleton scored a good team try converted to give them back the lead 17-12. Aspull continued to dominate the scrums putting the home side under pressure until an injury to Christleton reserve prop meant going to uncontested scrums this helped the home side to get some clean ball from the scrum, but did not stop Aspull putting them under pressure. Aspull had several chances to score but the last pass would not go to hand with the clock ticking down Aspull mounted a wave of attacks and were finally rewarded when Hughie Bloor once again forced his way over to tie the scores 17-17 centre Kieron Ford converted to give Aspull the lead 17-19.
Christleton were not finished and with the referee calling last play worked themselves into the Aspull half and a last gasp drop goal attempt was wide much to Aspull’s relief.
Outstanding for Aspull were hooker Michael Webb captain Liam West and man of the match centre Rob Lowe.
Young winger Fred Owen made an excellent debut.
Hughie may have scored the winning try after a tactical masterclass substitution by Baz but what about that knock on from the tap penalty ooooppppsss leave it to the scrum half Hughie.
A few drinks in the local establishment and a lover’s tiff caused mayhem on the return journey.
Robl set off back to the land of the emu or so we thought as Baz and scouse headed home they saw Robl stood in the road waving and being good emus and ever polite promptly waved back and drove past him.
Arriving back at the club the realisation we had left Robl suddenly hit the emus, despondent at the plight of our fellow emu we all had a drink just to make sure we could not drive back to pick him up Robl did make the most of his temporary exile found some new friends and promptly got pissed before arriving home and being sent to bed and put on a curfew by Mrs Robl.