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1st XV - Match centre

Bolton
Southport
C Cockton, G Pritchard
Tries
Unknown
L Lockett (2)
Conversions
L Lockett (3)
Penalties
Sat 12 Jan 14:15 - Northern Division - Lancs/Cheshire Division 1 Full time

Two From Two

Bolton 23 Southport 5

On Saturday Bolton hosted Southport at Avenue Street. Southport, on the previous Saturday, had narrowly lost (28-29) to the league leaders. Bolton had had a good win over Leigh. This, on paper, was going to be a very interesting game. The weather was not great, as the wind blew strongly across the pitch; half way through the first half it rained until the end of the match.
Southport started well. Bolton had a line-out in their twenty-two and a poor catch allowed the Southport number 8 to crash over for their only try after three minutes. Bolton responded well and put Southport under a lot of pressure with some hard running from both the backs and forwards. Southport’s defence stood firm until the twenty-first minute. From a chip ahead Louis Critchlow picked up the ball and was tackled. In the process of making the tackle the Southport player ripped the ball backwards. It went loose over the try line and Chris Cockton scored the try. Lewis Lockett added the conversion. Then the rain started. It made the ball very slippery for both sides. Bolton were very much in charge throughout the scrums and line-outs. In the thirty-eighth minute Bolton were awarded a penalty for a scrum infringement and Lewis Lockett converted it.
Half-time score: Bolton 10 Southport 5
Early in the second half Bolton played good supportive rugby and on a couple of occasions were unlucky not to increase their score. The Bolton defence throughout the team was very solid and Southport were not given any room to play their normal game. The conditions, at this stage, were getting worse and the rain became heavier. A penalty converted by Lockett early in the second half took the score to 13-5. In the fifty-ninth minute Gaz Pritchard scored Bolton’s only try of the half. There was a break up the middle, Ash Cooper took the ball into the melee of Southport players. The ball was re-cycled and passed to Gaz who barrelled over from ten metres. Lewis Lockett added the conversion. The game became a stop/start situation with both sides making handling error due to the conditions. Bolton saw out the game and were awarded a penalty in the seventy-ninth minute which Lewis Lockett converted. Lewis’ kicking was excellent considering the weather conditions.
Final score: Bolton 23 Southport 5
Bolton did the double over a strong Southport team. They controlled the game particularly in the last twenty minutes. There was a lot more calmness and assertiveness about their play. Two victories from two matches – a very encouraging start to 2019.
Man of Match: Niall Murphy

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Niall Murphy

Player of the Match

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Key moments

3:00
Try Try for Southport
29:00
Try Chris Cockton scores for Bolton
29:00
Conversion Lewis Lockett kicks a conversion for Bolton
38:00
Penalty Lewis Lockett kicks a penalty for Bolton
50:00
Penalty Lewis Lockett kicks a penalty for Bolton
59:00
Try Gaz Pritchard scores for Bolton
59:00
Conversion Lewis Lockett kicks a conversion for Bolton
79:00
Penalty Lewis Lockett kicks a penalty for Bolton

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Niall Murphy is awarded player of the match for Bolton
79:00 Penalty 23 - 5
Lewis Lockett kicks a penalty for Bolton
60:00 Sub Off
Jonny Stanfield is substituted off for Bolton
60:00 Sub On
Andrew Wood is substituted on for Bolton
60:00 Sub On
Tony McLaughlin is substituted on for Bolton
60:00 Sub Off
James Singleton is substituted off for Bolton
59:00 Conversion 20 - 5
Lewis Lockett kicks a conversion for Bolton
59:00 Try 18 - 5
Gaz Pritchard scores for Bolton
55:00 Sub Off
Tony McLaughlin is substituted off for Bolton
55:00 Sub On
Owen Williams is substituted on for Bolton
50:00 Penalty 13 - 5
Lewis Lockett kicks a penalty for Bolton
50:00 Sub On
Mark Chappelhow is substituted on for Bolton
50:00 Sub Off
Tom Crook is substituted off for Bolton
End of period 1
38:00 Penalty 10 - 5
Lewis Lockett kicks a penalty for Bolton
29:00 Try 7 - 5
Chris Cockton scores for Bolton
29:00 Conversion 2 - 5
Lewis Lockett kicks a conversion for Bolton
3:00 Try 0 - 5
Try for Southport
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Bolton
  • Southport
  • 0
  • Try 3:00'
  • Chris Cockton Try 29:00'
  • Lewis Lockett Conversion 29:00'
  • Lewis Lockett Penalty 38:00'
  • Mark Chappelhow Sub On 50:00'
  • Lewis Lockett Penalty 50:00'
  • Tom Crook Sub Off 50:00'
  • Owen Williams Sub On 55:00'
  • Tony McLaughlin Sub Off 55:00'
  • Gaz Pritchard Try 59:00'
  • Lewis Lockett Conversion 59:00'
  • Andrew Wood Sub On 60:00'
  • Jonny Stanfield Sub Off 60:00'
  • Tony McLaughlin Sub On 60:00'
  • James Singleton Sub Off 60:00'
  • Lewis Lockett Penalty 79:00'

Team selection

Pritchard, Rhys Pritchard, Rhys
Stanfield, Jonny Stanfield, Jonny
Waddicar, Alex Waddicar, Alex
Lockett, Lewis Lockett, Lewis
Holmes, Josh Holmes, Josh
Mills, Mike Mills, Mike
Singleton, James Singleton, James
Pritchard, Gaz Pritchard, Gaz
Cottam, Ben Cottam, Ben
Cooper, Ash Cooper, Ash
Critchlow, Louis Critchlow, Louis
McLaughlin, Tony McLaughlin, Tony
Crook, Tom Crook, Tom
Cockton, Chris Cockton, Chris
Murphy, Niall Murphy, Niall

League round up

Other Lancs/Cheshire Division 1 results

Glossop
29
26
To be arranged 14
Tarleton
20
15
Rochdale

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Altrincham Kersal 16 72
2. Bowdon 16 67
3. Rochdale 16 60
4. Bolton 16 58
5. Glossop 15 53
6. Winnington Park 15 44
7. Tarleton 15 38

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