Sat 05
1st XV "Saints"
29
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12
League
Eccles
L McGovern
Penalties
W Grabe, T Nonu, S Brooks (2), A Cummings
Tries
L McGovern (3)
Conversions
Saints v Eccles - 1st half
By Minesh Lad
Saints v Eccles - 1st half
44:50
Saints v Eccles - 1st half
Saints v Eccles - 2nd half
49:37
Saints v Eccles - 2nd half

Match preview

By Saints Newsroom
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This Saturday we welcome Eccles rugby club from Manchester for our second home game of the season.

Eccles are currently third in North Two West having won three out of their four games. On the first day of the season, they travelled to Southport and won a convincing victory, 29-64. They followed up this triumph with a narrow home win, 37-35, against Lancashire side, Tarleton.

A fortnight ago they lost at Winnington Park, 49-25, but returned to winning ways last weekend at home just edging Cumbrian side, Aspatria.

Before the leagues Eccles was a staple fixture for Anselmians but we have not played them for many years.

Whilst North Two West is a new invention, this will not phase Eccles, who have been in a different league for the last few seasons. They were relegated from North One West in 2016-7, second bottom in the North Lancs/Cumbria league in 2017-18 and came second to undefeated Aspull in Lancashire/Cheshire Division 2 in 2018-19.

Last week's defeat at De La Salle was a wake-up call and Anselmians will be keen to replicate the fast, open play that characterised the last half an hour against Bolton two weeks ago.

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Other North Two West fixtures

Aspatria
24
-
31
Glossop
Aspull
41
-
20
De La Salle (Salford)
Southport
27
-
12
Sefton
Tarleton
25
-
37
Rochdale
Winnington Park
13
-
35
Leigh
Manchester
35
-
22
Bolton

Latest results

Anselmians
Eccles
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W
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W

Match details

Match date

Sat 05, Oct 2019

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

200

Competition

North Two West

League position

4
Anselmians
6
Eccles
James Otutaha

Player of the match

James Otutaha