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1st XV - Match centre

Bolton
Sefton
C Cockton, N Murphy, M Aspinall, G Pritchard, S Hickey
Tries
L Lockett, M Mills (2)
Conversions
L Lockett (2)
Penalties
Unknown
Sat 2 Mar 15:00 - Northern Division - Lancs/Cheshire Division 1 Full time

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Bolton 37 Sefton 3

Bolton entertained Sefton on Saturday at The Avenue. It was the re-launch of the Women’s Rugby Team as well as the Club’s ‘Sponsors Day’.
The Cherry and Whites have not been in action for the last three weeks. In the previous two games Bolton were defeated by Bowden and Kersal, so this was an important fixture to showcase what they could do.
Understandably, Bolton were a bit slow to start the game but Sefton showed good spirit in both the tackle and the breakdown. Bolton worked hard to get into good positions but gave away needless penalties which allowed Sefton back into the game. Louis Lockett converted two penalties in the fifteenth and twenty-second minute for Bolton to lead 6-0. Bolton had a couple of really good chances to score and were denied via great tackling from Sefton or not passing the ball to someone in space. However, Bolton were dominating both the scrum and line-out. This pressure led to Bolton’s first try. Louis Lockett made a very good break and then off-loaded the ball to Chris Cockton, who charged over to score. Louis Lockett added the conversion.
Half-time score: Bolton 13 Sefton 0
Bolton started the second half in earnest. In the forty-fourth minute Bolton had a line-out just inside the Sefton twenty-two. The ball was thrown in and the forwards set up a driving maul and drove all the way to the try line with Niall Murphy controlling the maul and scoring the try. It was a great effort from the Forwards! Sefton converted a penalty in the fifty-first minute. The Cherry and Whites defence was dominating play and a big hit by Niall Murphy dislodged the ball and quick hands to Will Bate, Will charged through the gap and passed to Mark Aspinall who went over for the try. In the sixty-sixth minute Bolton had a five-metre scrum. A solid scrum led to a pick up by Gaz Pritchard and he crashed over to score. Mike Mills added the conversion. Bolton’s fifth try, was the best of the game. In the seventy-sixth minute Rhys Pritchard fielded the ball and started a ‘mazy run’ through the opposition. He linked up with Will Bate; some great inter-passing ensured Will Bate put Steve Hickey into space so he scored in the corner. Mike Mills added the conversion.
Final score: Bolton 37 Sefton 3
Bolton took a bit of time to get going in the game. In the second half they showed the type of rugby they can play. It was obvious that the whole side played with more self-belief. This was reflected in the way the tries were executed. Skilful performances from individuals contributed to an effective winning team performance.
Man of the Match: Rhys Pritchard

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Key moments

15:00
Penalty Lewis Lockett kicks a penalty for Bolton
22:00
Penalty Lewis Lockett kicks a penalty for Bolton
38:00
Try Chris Cockton scores for Bolton
38:00
Conversion Lewis Lockett kicks a conversion for Bolton
44:00
Try Niall Murphy scores for Bolton
51:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Sefton
60:00
Try Mark Aspinall scores for Bolton
66:00
Try Gaz Pritchard scores for Bolton
66:00
Conversion Mike Mills kicks a conversion for Bolton
79:00
Try Steve Hickey scores for Bolton
79:00
Conversion Mike Mills kicks a conversion for Bolton

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Rhys Pritchard is awarded player of the match for Bolton
79:00 Conversion 37 - 3
Mike Mills kicks a conversion for Bolton
79:00 Try 35 - 3
Steve Hickey scores for Bolton
70:00 Sub Off
Tom Crook is substituted off for Bolton
70:00 Sub Off
Ash Cooper is substituted off for Bolton
70:00 Sub On
James Higgins is substituted on for Bolton
70:00 Sub On
Mark Chappelhow is substituted on for Bolton
66:00 Conversion 30 - 3
Mike Mills kicks a conversion for Bolton
66:00 Try 28 - 3
Gaz Pritchard scores for Bolton
65:00 Sub Off
Lewis Lockett is substituted off for Bolton
65:00 Sub On
Steve Hickey is substituted on for Bolton
60:00 Try 23 - 3
Mark Aspinall scores for Bolton
55:00 Sub On
Mark Aspinall is substituted on for Bolton
55:00 Sub Off
Steve Hickey is substituted off for Bolton
51:00 Yellow Card
Ash Cooper is yellow carded for Bolton
51:00 Penalty 18 - 3
Penalty kicked for Sefton
44:00 Try 18 - 0
Niall Murphy scores for Bolton
End of period 1
38:00 Try 11 - 0
Chris Cockton scores for Bolton
38:00 Conversion 13 - 0
Lewis Lockett kicks a conversion for Bolton
22:00 Penalty 6 - 0
Lewis Lockett kicks a penalty for Bolton
15:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Lewis Lockett kicks a penalty for Bolton
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Bolton
  • Sefton
  • 0
  • Lewis Lockett Penalty 15:00'
  • Lewis Lockett Penalty 22:00'
  • Chris Cockton Try 38:00'
  • Lewis Lockett Conversion 38:00'
  • Niall Murphy Try 44:00'
  • Ash Cooper Yellow Card 51:00'
  • Penalty 51:00'
  • Mark Aspinall Sub On 55:00'
  • Steve Hickey Sub Off 55:00'
  • Mark Aspinall Try 60:00'
  • Steve Hickey Sub On 65:00'
  • Lewis Lockett Sub Off 65:00'
  • Gaz Pritchard Try 66:00'
  • Mike Mills Conversion 66:00'
  • Mark Chappelhow Sub On 70:00'
  • Tom Crook Sub Off 70:00'
  • James Higgins Sub On 70:00'
  • Ash Cooper Sub Off 70:00'
  • Steve Hickey Try 79:00'
  • Mike Mills Conversion 79:00'

Team selection

Pritchard, Rhys Pritchard, Rhys
Waddicar, Alex Waddicar, Alex
Bate, Will Bate, Will
Lockett, Lewis Lockett, Lewis
Hickey, Steve Hickey, Steve
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
Murphy, Niall Murphy, Niall
Cockton, Chris Cockton, Chris
Crook, Tom Crook, Tom

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Altrincham Kersal 24 105
2. Bowdon 24 98
3. Glossop 24 92
4. Bolton 24 87
5. Rochdale 24 87
6. Winnington Park 24 71
7. Leigh 24 51

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