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1st XV - Match centre

Kendal
Wirral
Full time
M Loon, M Williams (3)
J Annetts (3)
J Annetts (2)
Sat 25 Nov 14:00 - Northern Division - Northern Premier

Impressive Wirral Win With Williams Hat-trick

The visit to Cumbria results in this season's first away win for Wirral.

Wirral were visiting the impressive new ground and clubhouse of Kendal RUFC which has cost considerably more than the club are raising for the RTR campaign.
Wirral made changes to the side which played Birkenhead Park with Chris Speed coming in for the injured SAM BROADBENT (hamstring), Tom Parry and Paul Lewis were recalled to the back and second rows respectively. The substitutes were Jamie Thompson, Ryan Stead and James Reeve.
From Wirral’s kick off the ball was won by Tom Parry and the away team controlled the ball for the first exchanges. In the 2nd minute the ball was quickly passed down the line and created an overlap for Matt Loon to cross in the corner from DAN HARVEY’S pass. From the touchline, James Annetts converted. 0-7
Play was then contained in mid field until Kendal were awarded a penalty and from 21m and 10m in from touch, GLENN WEIGHTMAN obliged for the home side, 3-7 (11 minutes). Wirral then dominated play by playing in the Kendal half and two further penalties were converted by James Annetts in the 14th and 17th minutes both from the 30m/35m range. 3-13 (18 minutes).
Kendal for their part were not making inroads into the Wirral 20m area as they were thwarted by some keen tackling and lack of control of the ball. Wirral made progress up the field and had a number of thrusts through the forwards to get over the whitewash but were not successful, the ball went wide and a long pass from Craig Harvey to Mark Williams left the winger in space to cross quite easily a couple of metres from the corner flag. Again James Annetts converted from near the touchline. 3-20 (29 minutes). The away team continued to make the openings with Matt Loon making two strong runs down the right wing only for the last defender to make a last ditch tackle.
From a scrum 20m out the Wirral back row put pressure on the Kendal scrum half and he could only flick it back into space, Kendal kicked for touch under pressure, the kick was caught by Matt Loon some 40m out, a long pass into mid field to James Annetts, who made progress before putting in an astute kick down the left wing, where Mark Williams was quickest to react, kicked the ball over the line and touched down. The conversion from JIMMY just failed. 3-25 (29 minutes).
Having won the ball at a ruck in midfield, Wirral kicked downfield with Ryan Higginson leading the charge and was on hand to tackle the last defender into touch to set up another attack which came to naught on this occasion. In the period before half time, Wirral were camped on the Kendal line bu could not progress over the whitewash. Half time 3-25.
The second half started in the same vein as the first half finished with Wirral on the attack and in the 42nd minute another astute kick through from James Annetts saw MARK WILIAMS outrun the Kendal defence to pick up the ball and dive over for his hat –trick and more importantly the try bonus point. From 10m in from touch, James Annetts was on hand to again convert. 3-32.
Gradually Kendal came more into the game as the forwards controlled the ball and began to make progress downfield, yet still Wirral played their expansive game and a further opportunity for Mark Williams just went begging when the pass just failed to reach its intended target. Ryan Stead came on for Paul Lewis (45 mins). With Kendal attacking the move broke down when DAN HARVEY attempted to intercept but was yellow carded for his efforts. For the next 10 minutes, Kendal were able to put pressure on Wirral in their 20m area and from a 10m scrum the No8 picked up and went wide and fed the fly half, Nathan Woof who scored in the corner, the try was not converted. 8-32 (60 mins). At this stage Jamie Thompson and James Reeve came on for Tom Parry and MATT DALTON.
Kendal were playing with more aggression but could not progress against the Wirral defence. The Kendal No 8, Chris Downham was then yellow carded for taking a man out off the ball. Wirral then had control of the ball in Kendal 20m area for some minutes but could not maul there way over the whitewash despite a number of attempts. The final action of the game came when a coming together in midfield was not seen by the referee and play continued and it allowed the Kendal winger, Kris Brattan to run through unopposed to score under the posts with Chris Park converting to leave the final score 15-32.
The Wirral coach, MATT CAIRNS was pleased with this performance, especially the first half, enabling Wirral to record their first away win of the season given that all previous away defeats had been against teams above them in the league. Wirral remain 6th in the league but have opened up a 10 point gap between then and the 7th placed team.
Next week Wirral are at home against another Cumbrian team, KIRKBY LONSDALE with a 2.15pm kick off.

James Annetts

Player of the Match

James Annetts

Key moments

2:00
Try Matt Loon scores for Wirral
2:00
Conversion James Annetts kicks a conversion for Wirral
14:00
Penalty James Annetts kicks a penalty for Wirral
17:00
Penalty James Annetts kicks a penalty for Wirral
29:00
Try Mark Williams scores for Wirral
29:00
Conversion James Annetts kicks a conversion for Wirral
32:00
Try Mark Williams scores for Wirral
42:00
Try Mark Williams scores for Wirral
42:00
Conversion James Annetts kicks a conversion for Wirral

Highlights

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80:00 +0:01 Player of the Match
James Annetts is awarded player of the match for Wirral
77:00 Sub On
Matty Dalton is substituted on for Wirral
77:00 Sub Off
Tom Parry is substituted off for Wirral
68:00 Sub On
Tom Parry is substituted on for Wirral
68:00 Sub Off
Keith Mahon is substituted off for Wirral
60:00 Sub On
Jamie Thompson is substituted on for Wirral
60:00 Sub Off
Matty Dalton is substituted off for Wirral
60:00 Sub On
James Reeve is substituted on for Wirral
60:00 Sub Off
Tom Parry is substituted off for Wirral
49:00 Yellow Card
Danny Harvey is yellow carded for Wirral
45:00 Sub Off
Paul Lewis is substituted off for Wirral
45:00 Sub On
Ryan Stead is substituted on for Wirral
42:00 Try Assist
James Annetts makes an assist for Wirral
42:00 Conversion 0 - 32
James Annetts kicks a conversion for Wirral
42:00 Try 0 - 30
Mark Williams scores for Wirral
End of period 1
32:00 Try 0 - 25
Mark Williams scores for Wirral
32:00 Missed Conversion
James Annetts misses a conversion for Wirral
32:00 Try Assist
James Annetts makes an assist for Wirral
29:00 Try Assist
Craig Harvey makes an assist for Wirral
29:00 Try 0 - 18
Mark Williams scores for Wirral
29:00 Conversion 0 - 20
James Annetts kicks a conversion for Wirral
17:00 Penalty 0 - 13
James Annetts kicks a penalty for Wirral
14:00 Penalty 0 - 10
James Annetts kicks a penalty for Wirral
2:00 Try 0 - 5
Matt Loon scores for Wirral
2:00 Conversion 0 - 7
James Annetts kicks a conversion for Wirral
2:00 Try Assist
Danny Harvey makes an assist for Wirral
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As it happened

  • Kendal
  • Wirral
  • 0
  • Matt Loon Try 2:00'
  • James Annetts Conversion 2:00'
  • Danny Harvey Try Assist 2:00'
  • James Annetts Penalty 14:00'
  • James Annetts Penalty 17:00'
  • Mark Williams Try 29:00'
  • Craig Harvey Try Assist 29:00'
  • James Annetts Conversion 29:00'
  • Mark Williams Try 32:00'
  • James Annetts Try Assist 32:00'
  • Mark Williams Try 42:00'
  • James Annetts Conversion 42:00'
  • James Annetts Try Assist 42:00'
  • Paul Lewis Sub Off 45:00'
  • Ryan Stead Sub On 45:00'
  • Danny Harvey Yellow Card 49:00'
  • Jamie Thompson Sub On 60:00'
  • Matty Dalton Sub Off 60:00'
  • James Reeve Sub On 60:00'
  • Tom Parry Sub Off 60:00'
  • Tom Parry Sub On 68:00'
  • Keith Mahon Sub Off 68:00'
  • Matty Dalton Sub On 77:00'
  • Tom Parry Sub Off 77:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Preston Grasshoppers 13 61
2. Lymm 12 50
3. Hull 12 48
4. Harrogate 12 41
5. Billingham 12 40
6. Wirral 12 40
7. Rossendale 11 30

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