COLTS SENIOR PLATE – IN THE SEMI FINAL
The Eccles U18 Senior Colts extended their winning run (and continue to test the cardiac capabilities of their coaches) with a magnificent victory yesterday afternoon at Lightfoot Green Lane, defeating Preston Grasshoppers 17-19 in a nail-bitting knock out contest, decided by an Eccles try with 6 minutes of play remaining (match report here ). Eccles will now face Northwich in the Colts League Senior Plate Semi Final, to be played at Eccles next Sunday 31st March, KO 2pm (TBC). The colts’ strong finish to the season and impressive form (WLWWWWLWWWWWWWW) will be tested by their Cheshire opponent who are one of only two teams to have beat them since November. They hope to take advantage of the home draw with a large crowd of supporters – If you enjoy rugby that is fast, frenetic and unpredictable with hair-clenching late decisive points the Eccles colts will not disappoint!
UPDATE: Colts Senior Plate Final, Sunday 5th May, Eccles v Ormskirk (again) Sunday 5th May, at Heaton Moor RUFC.
LANCASHIRE U18 TROPHY – IN THE FINAL
Last Sunday, Eccles beat Ormskirk 30-29 in an epic County Trophy Semi Final, decided by a penalty in the last minute of play (match report here). Eccles will face Makos in the Lancashire Colts U18 Trophy Final on Sunday 14th April, to be played at Widnes RUFC, KO 2pm.
LEAGUE – IN THE CABINET
On Friday the Eccles Senior Colts squad were awarded their ‘Senior D’ League Championship Trophy and Winner’s Medals at the 2018/19 Colts League Presentation Evening held at Bowdon RUFC. Eccles secured their league title in their final game with an away 17-18 win at Clitheroe (match report here ).
The colts love a late charge and a close finish.