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Leigh
Anselmians
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Tries
S Russell, C Hough, N LAMMING, I Taylor
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I Taylor (3)
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I Taylor (3)
Penalty Try
Sat 5 May 15:00 - Northern Division - South Lancs & Cheshire Division 1 Full time Attendance 200

Next Saturday's Play-off, Here We Come! - Report by Geoff Smith

Anselmians travelled away to Leigh for this last league match of the season knowing that a win would guarantee them second place in the league and a play-off game against Aspatria for promotion to North 1 West .

The Anselmian away supporters were bolstered by the presence of M'a Nonu, the former All black centre now at Toulon and Pale Nonu the player coach at Redruth who had come to watch their younger brother Tulima who plays back row for Anselmians in this critical match.

Anselmians forwards were on top right from the start and the signs were ominous for Leigh when, only two minutes in to the game, at their first scrum on their own ball they were pushed back and forced into conceding a penalty. The Anselmian pack were also dominant in open play with surging runs over the game line and a back row that was consistently first to the ball at the breakdown.

On seven minutes this pressure produced the first kickable penalty for Anselmians and Taylor duly obliged giving Saints the lead o – 3. However on ten minutes Leigh showed that Anselmians could not take victory for granted when they took their own penalty opportunity from 40 metres out to level the score. Despite having the majority of the possession Anselmian failed to make it count with their backs showing a degree of anxiety that caused them to make errors at several try scoring opportunities.

Saints at Leigh 12 May 2018
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It was soon evident that Leigh possessed several players that could kick well and intelligently both to clear their lines and to set up attacking positions in the Anselmian half and it was this ability that kept them in the game. Another penalty from Taylor had given Anselmians a 3 – 6 but on 25 minutes Leigh kicked over the Anselmian defensive line into the goal area and with their backs descending on the ball the referee awarded a penalty try and a yellow card against Anselmians Russell for deliberately knocking the ball into touch. 10 – 6 to Leigh.

On 38 mins after Leigh had conceded penalties yet again at the scrums, a quick tap from Anselmian scrum half Southern and an off load to hooker Scott Southwell, took them into the Leigh 5 metre area for Russell to crash over and with Taylor converting Anselmian now had the lead 10 – 13. It should have been the last score of the first period but the Leigh Stand off from his own half elected to cross kick deep into open space in the Anselmians 22. Leigh reacted quickest and took possession and went over under the posts and with the conversion they went into the break with a 17 – 13 lead.

Anselmians started the second half with purpose and on 47 mins a long pass from saddler was gathered expertly by Hough out on the left wing that raced over the line and the conversion meant Anselmians were back in the lead 17 – 20. Anselmians were now showing more composure with the ball and with Leigh tiring further Anselmian scores looked inevitable. On 53 minutes another Taylor penalty made the score 17 – 23 and then on 66 minutes Lamming capped an excellent performance for Anselmians when he crashed over for their third try. The conversion meant Anselmians now lead 17 – 30. On 74 minutes another strong run from Hough on the left wing saw him cut inside before feeding Scott Southwell who then fed Taylor for him to go over in the corner. The conversion was missed so the score moved to 17 – 35.

Credit to Leigh, they continued to battle and in the last minute of the game, a quick tap penalty took advantage of an Anselmian side that had already began to think of that play-off game and Leigh went over for a converted try to make the final score 24 – 35.

Geoff Smith

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Key moments

8:00
Penalty Iain Taylor kicks a penalty for Anselmians
10:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Leigh
19:00
Penalty Iain Taylor kicks a penalty for Anselmians
36:00
Try Sammy Russell scores for Anselmians
36:00
Conversion Iain Taylor kicks a conversion for Anselmians
39:00
Try Try for Leigh
40:00
Conversion Conversion for Leigh
47:00
Try Charles Hough scores for Anselmians
48:00
Conversion Iain Taylor kicks a conversion for Anselmians
53:00
Penalty Iain Taylor kicks a penalty for Anselmians
65:00
Try Nick LAMMING scores for Anselmians
66:00
Conversion Iain Taylor kicks a conversion for Anselmians
73:00
Try Iain Taylor scores for Anselmians
80:00
Try Try for Leigh
80:00
Conversion Conversion for Leigh

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Saints at Leigh 12 May 2018
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Highlights

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80:00 Conversion 22 - 35
Conversion for Leigh
80:00 Try 20 - 35
Try for Leigh
76:00 Sub On
Kellum FRIDAY is substituted on for Anselmians
76:00 Sub Off
Niall Cavanagh is substituted off for Anselmians
73:00 Try 15 - 35
Iain Taylor scores for Anselmians
70:00 Sub On
Campbell Clayton is substituted on for Anselmians
70:00 Sub Off
Kellum FRIDAY is substituted off for Anselmians
70:00 Sub On
Jack Richards is substituted on for Anselmians
70:00 Sub Off
Adam Bramhall is substituted off for Anselmians
66:00 Conversion 15 - 30
Iain Taylor kicks a conversion for Anselmians
65:00 Try 15 - 28
Nick LAMMING scores for Anselmians
61:00 Missed Conversion
Iain Taylor misses a conversion for Anselmians
53:00 Sub On
Kellum FRIDAY is substituted on for Anselmians
53:00 Sub On
Josh Jones is substituted on for Anselmians
53:00 Sub Off
John Clarke is substituted off for Anselmians
53:00 Sub Off
Jack Richards is substituted off for Anselmians
53:00 Penalty 15 - 23
Iain Taylor kicks a penalty for Anselmians
48:00 Conversion 15 - 20
Iain Taylor kicks a conversion for Anselmians
47:00 Try 15 - 18
Charles Hough scores for Anselmians
40:00 Conversion 15 - 13
Conversion for Leigh
End of period 1
39:00 Try 13 - 13
Try for Leigh
36:00 Try 8 - 13
Sammy Russell scores for Anselmians
36:00 Conversion 8 - 8
Iain Taylor kicks a conversion for Anselmians
23:00 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to Leigh
23:00 Yellow Card
Sammy Russell is yellow carded for Anselmians
19:00 Penalty 3 - 6
Iain Taylor kicks a penalty for Anselmians
10:00 Penalty 3 - 3
Penalty kicked for Leigh
8:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Iain Taylor kicks a penalty for Anselmians
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As it happened

  • Leigh
  • Anselmians
  • 0
  • Iain Taylor Penalty 8:00'
  • Penalty 10:00'
  • Iain Taylor Penalty 19:00'
  • Sammy Russell Yellow Card 23:00'
  • Penalty Try 23:00'
  • Sammy Russell Try 36:00'
  • Iain Taylor Conversion 36:00'
  • Try 39:00'
  • Conversion 40:00'
  • Charles Hough Try 47:00'
  • Iain Taylor Conversion 48:00'
  • Iain Taylor Penalty 53:00'
  • Jack Richards Sub Off 53:00'
  • Kellum FRIDAY Sub On 53:00'
  • John Clarke Sub Off 53:00'
  • Josh Jones Sub On 53:00'
  • Nick LAMMING Try 65:00'
  • Iain Taylor Conversion 66:00'
  • Campbell Clayton Sub On 70:00'
  • Kellum FRIDAY Sub Off 70:00'
  • Adam Bramhall Sub Off 70:00'
  • Jack Richards Sub On 70:00'
  • Iain Taylor Try 73:00'
  • Niall Cavanagh Sub Off 76:00'
  • Kellum FRIDAY Sub On 76:00'
  • Try 80:00'
  • Conversion 80:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Broughton Park 24 106
2. Anselmians 24 96
3. Glossop 23 90
4. Liverpool St Helens 24 89
5. Bowdon 23 68
6. Widnes 23 63
7. Leigh 24 61

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