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Bolton
Leigh
J Singleton, L Critchlow, A Waddicar (2)
Tries
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M Mills (3)
Conversions
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M Mills
Penalties
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Sat 15 Sep 15:00 - Northern Division - Lancs/Cheshire Division 1 Full time

Two from Three

Bolton 29 Leigh 10

Bolton entertained close neighbours Leigh at The Avenue on Saturday. It was the first time in many years that the two sides have met in a competitive game. The weather conditions for the match were excellent as was the pitch. Both teams were playing for the Joey Barnes Memorial Cup - a trophy donated by Joey’s wife following his sad passing in December 2016. Joey represented both of these teams during his playing career and now each fixture between the two clubs is played for this trophy.

Leigh started the game well and Bolton were a bit slow ‘out of the blocks.’ Leigh moved the ball wide on many occasions through their fly-half and put the Bolton defence under pressure. Bolton’s tackling came under pressure and Leigh’s hard running forwards made indents into the Bolton line. In the twelfth minute Leigh were awarded a penalty for off-side but they failed the conversion. Not deterred, Leigh scored a well-worked try in the sixteenth minute and added the conversion. Bolton were creating one or two chances themselves. However they were not clinical enough to finish them off. In the twenty-ninth minute Leigh were awarded a penalty which they converted. At this stage Bolton began to work their way back into the match. Bolton won the ball on the Leigh ten metres line; James Singleton passed an inside ball off the ruck to Louis Critchlow. Louis burst through the Leigh defence, ran twenty metres and passed the ball back to James Singleton who scored underneath the posts. Mike Mills added the conversion.

Half time score: Bolton 7 Leigh 10

The second half started well for Bolton. Substitute Chris Cockton, with his first touch of the ball, broke through the Leigh defence and then passed to Louis Critchlow as he drew the fullback. Louis ran the fifteen metres to score under the posts. Mills added the conversion. The second try of the half for Bolton came in the forty-sixth minute when after some good forward play and an excellent break from captain Rhys Pritchard put Alex Waddicar over for a try in the corner. Bolton were getting on top at this stage but, that said, Leigh were still very much in the match. A penalty by Mills in the fifty-third minute kept the scoreboard ticking over for Bolton. Leigh at this stage had lost two props to injury and the referee ordered ‘uncontested scrums’ which was a big blow for Bolton as they very much had the upper hand in the scrums. In the sixty-eighth minute Alex Waddicar went over for his second try of the match. Leigh still tried hard and some great defence by Bolton kept them a clean sheet in the second half.

Final Score: Bolton 29 Leigh 10

A good win for Bolton, with bonus points, puts them in fourth place in the league after three matches. The second half from Bolton was much more organised on both attack and defence. They should be proud of their performance. The win also gave Bolton the Joey Barnes Memorial Cup.

Man of Match: Tony McLaughlin

An alternate Match Report can be found here

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Player of the Match

Tony McLaughlin

Key moments

16:00
Try Try for Leigh
17:00
Conversion Conversion for Leigh
29:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Leigh
35:00
Try James Singleton scores for Bolton
36:00
Conversion Mike Mills kicks a conversion for Bolton
41:00
Try Louis Critchlow scores for Bolton
42:00
Conversion Mike Mills kicks a conversion for Bolton
46:00
Try Alex Waddicar scores for Bolton
47:00
Conversion Mike Mills kicks a conversion for Bolton
53:00
Penalty Mike Mills kicks a penalty for Bolton
68:00
Try Alex Waddicar scores for Bolton

Highlights

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80:00 +1:00 Player of the Match
Tony McLaughlin is awarded player of the match for Bolton
68:00 Try 29 - 10
Alex Waddicar scores for Bolton
60:00 Sub Off
Ben Cottam is substituted off for Bolton
60:00 Sub On
Ash Cooper is substituted on for Bolton
60:00 Sub Off
Sam Smith is substituted off for Bolton
60:00 Sub On
Danny Joseph is substituted on for Bolton
53:00 Penalty 24 - 10
Mike Mills kicks a penalty for Bolton
47:00 Conversion 21 - 10
Mike Mills kicks a conversion for Bolton
46:00 Try 19 - 10
Alex Waddicar scores for Bolton
42:00 Conversion 14 - 10
Mike Mills kicks a conversion for Bolton
41:00 Try 12 - 10
Louis Critchlow scores for Bolton
40:00 Sub Off
Rory Biggins is substituted off for Bolton
40:00 Sub On
Chris Cockton is substituted on for Bolton
End of period 1
36:00 Conversion 7 - 10
Mike Mills kicks a conversion for Bolton
35:00 Try 5 - 10
James Singleton scores for Bolton
29:00 Penalty 0 - 10
Penalty kicked for Leigh
17:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Conversion for Leigh
16:00 Try 0 - 5
Try for Leigh
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Bolton
  • Leigh
  • 0
  • Try 16:00'
  • Conversion 17:00'
  • Penalty 29:00'
  • James Singleton Try 35:00'
  • Mike Mills Conversion 36:00'
  • Chris Cockton Sub On 40:00'
  • Rory Biggins Sub Off 40:00'
  • Louis Critchlow Try 41:00'
  • Mike Mills Conversion 42:00'
  • Alex Waddicar Try 46:00'
  • Mike Mills Conversion 47:00'
  • Mike Mills Penalty 53:00'
  • Ash Cooper Sub On 60:00'
  • Ben Cottam Sub Off 60:00'
  • Sam Smith Sub Off 60:00'
  • Danny Joseph Sub On 60:00'
  • Alex Waddicar Try 68:00'

Team selection

McKenna, Owen McKenna, Owen
Pritchard, Rhys Pritchard, Rhys
Waddicar, Alex Waddicar, Alex
Wood, Andrew Wood, Andrew
Smith, Sam Smith, Sam
Mills, Mike Mills, Mike
Singleton, James Singleton, James
Pritchard, Gaz Pritchard, Gaz
Cottam, Ben Cottam, Ben
Swift, Tom Swift, Tom
Critchlow, Louis Critchlow, Louis
McLaughlin, Tony McLaughlin, Tony
Murphy, Niall Murphy, Niall
Biggins, Rory Biggins, Rory
Crook, Tom Crook, Tom

League round up

Other Lancs/Cheshire Division 1 results

Glossop
52
15
10
42
Rochdale
Tarleton
34
30
To be arranged 14

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Altrincham Kersal 9 43
2. Bowdon 9 39
3. Bolton 9 36
4. Glossop 9 31
5. Rochdale 9 30
6. Winnington Park 10 26
7. Southport 10 23

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