Good luck to everyone pulling on the Navy n’ White hoops this weekend. We’re now at the business end of the season and your support on the touchlines will be much appreciated by the players. Naturally, the clubhouse continues to screen LIVE 6 Nations Rugby. Please note, kick off times now revert to 3pm.
Saturday 2nd March
- 1XV v DUCKINFIELD 1XV, HOME, KO 3pm
- 1XV Form: WWWLLWWWWWWWLWW
- Notes: Joint 3rd in the league, the Eccles 1s continue to push for a 2nd place promotion place with the visit of Duckinfield, who they beat convincingly 0-37 in November.
- Table Lancs/Cheshire Div 2
- RESULT: 64-12 WIN
- Tries: Shea Skillicorn 2, Lee Morris 2, Gavin Ackers-Johnson 3, Nick Spooner, Chris Fortune
- Conversions: 7 (Fortune/Parkinson)
- Report: A confident, cohesive performance of attacking rugby, particularly in the first half. 1XV move up to joint 2nd in the table.
- 2XV v CHORLEY 1XV, AWAY, KO 3pm
- 2XV Form: WDWWWWLLLWWWWWWLLW
- Notes: The recent 43-12 victory over rivals Leyland Warriors has kept the Eccles 2s in 3rd place and in contention at the top. An away victory against 5th place Chorley will have a big influence on the final positions. In November the 2s suffered a 7-72 defeat and will be looking for an improved performance.
- Table SaleSharksDiv3North
- RESULT: 3-38 WIN
- Tries: Mat Swain, Damola Ayanlaja-Lowo, Matt Parkinson, Harry Candland, Penalty Try, Matt Lambert
- Conversions: Mat Swain 3
- Report: 6-Try victory moves Eccles 2XV up to 2nd place.