Colts v Westoe 29th Oct 2011

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A depleted Colts side took to the pitch against NE rivals Westoe, and with a number of players playing out of position it was inevitable that it was going to take time for the side to gel.

Westoe were not so charitable to give them that time and were soon in the lead with a try on the left whilst the Colts were just waking up.

That seemed to give the home side a wake up call and from the restart were soon pressing the visitors on their 22m line. From a ruck on the left the ball was worked wide across the pitch for centre Adam Robertson to score in the right corner.

Carlisle continued to press the Westoe side and were soon seeking to add more points on the board when an attempt to throw the ball wide was intercepted by the Westoe fly half who ran 3/4 the length of the pitch to score under the posts, much against the run of play.

Carlisle were not giving up easily and soon were back in contention with winger Euan Foster crossing the whitewash on the left.

Westoe pressed forward from the restart and despite some desperate defence by the home side, scored their third try of the half. Carlisle were keen though to try to finish the half with a counterattack and Westoe were pinned on their try line, for the last few minutes, before clearing to touch with the last kick of the half.
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The second half was a much less disciplined affair and both sides were guilty of ruining what was becoming an absorbing game to watch.

With the first twenty minutes constantly interrupted for penalties, it was the visitors who finally strung together a decent phase of play to score their fourth try. The home side however were not out of the match and Euan Foster broke through the Westoe defence to grab his second try of the match.

That however was to be the final score of the game. It was a brave effort by the few who turned up, but ill-discipline cost them dearly in a match that was very winnable.
     
Kick off time:        3pm
Venue:            Carlisle
Won / drawn / lost:    lost
Result:            19 v 26
Half time score:    12 v 21       

Report sent in by:        Bill Glendinning