Darlington Mowden Park 0 v Crusaders 29

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Saturday, 29th November 2008

Crusaders were kept waiting at Warwick Road before leaving for the north east whilst a pitch inspection was carried out at Darlington.  How the MP faithful must have wished the ground had been declared unplayable because the Crusaders gave their hosts a lesson in good rugby.  Such was the quality of the Carlisle play, it prompted the home coach to comment after the game, “Well that was a lesson in how to play good rugby!”

Physio, Jen McCreadie - time to enjoy the action for a change!

Physio, Jen McCreadie - time to enjoy the action for a change!

 The Carlisle second string had the rare luxury of not inconsiderable travelling support and they chose the occasion to impress club coach, Richard Metcalf, with their skills.  Doubtless, several will have enhanced their standing, adding their name to a list of 1st XV hopefuls.

The MP second string were hardly a good advert for a National Three North club, because they were outplayed throughout and were unable to break through the visiting defence, the latter being able to keep a clean sheet against a side who comprehensively beat them last term!

 

During the first half Carlisle totally dominated and by the break had racked up 22 pts that were earned throughout imaginative approach play.

Half time inuquest!  Team manager Pete Riddle  with 1st team manager, Paul Grealish and David Keene

Half time inuquest! Team manager Pete Riddle with 1st team manager, Paul Grealish and David Keene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the second half, MP came into the game a little more and put the Carlisle defence under occasional spells of pressure but they held firm.

Scrum half George Graham waits for his chance with Richard Bearchell lending Support!

Scrum half George Graham waits for his chance with Richard Bearchell lending Support!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The only mystery of the match was, the failure to add more than seven points after half time.

There were many great displays but the lads themselves declared that their joint “Men of the Match” were centre Ross Olney, and winger Calum (Tripod) McSkean, both of whom got on the scoresheet.

Try scorers for Crusaders:

Franny Dixon

Steve Higgins

Calum McSkean

Ross Olney

Richard (Hess) Liddle

Conversions:

George Graham (1)

Penalties:

George Graham (1)

More action from Mowden Park.

More action from Mowden Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life in a Crusaders scrum!

Life in a Crusaders scrum!