Colts v Wigton 17th Dec 2011

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Carlisle Colts were a bit ring rusty going into their return league match against local rivals Wigton, having not played together for over a month.

With the sticky conditions not favouring an expansive game of rugby, Wigtons bigger forwards had the upperhand in the scrums and the home side’s backs were struggling for ball all day.

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It was however first blood to Carlisle when centre Andy Glendinning managed to force his way across the line for the first Carlisle try.

Wigton were quick to break back and some deft handling across their back line saw them go round the Carlisle defence to score on the left,with the conversion putting them in the lead.

Carlisle continued to put pressure on the Wigton back line and an attempted clearance was charged down by flanker Josh Hill to put the home side back in the lead before half time.

Wigton were keen to press home their forwards weight advantage and they mauled the ball over the try line for the first points of the second half to put themselves back in the lead.

The home side finally started to string some moves together and winger Scott Hogarth found enough ground to open the afterburners and fly past the Wigton defence to put the Carlisle side back in the lead.

With the match fairly evenly balanced, it was centre Euan Foster who put the match beyond the visitors reach with a kick and chase through the Wigton defence, for the final points of the game.
Date:            17.12.2011
Kick off time:        2pm
Match:            Colts v Wigton
Venue:            Carlisle
Won / drawn / lost:    Won
Result:            20 v 14
Half time score:    10 v 7

Report sent in by:        B Glendinning