Painfull defeat for Knutsford's first team
Knutsford RFC 5
It was Prenton that drew first blood. Their dominant scrum put Knutsford on the back foot, then quick hands saw the ball passed down the line to the Prenton right winger who scored in the corner. The wind assisted conversion from the touchline just dropped over the bar.
Knutsford soaked up many a Prenton attack and rallied well with some nortable runs by Liam Murphy and Rick Walker. Oli Mooney launched a number of blind side attacks, and almost put Edmonds clear only for the pass to be judged forwards. A period of sustained pressure was rewarded as Robin Maxwell crossed in the corner, although the conversion could not be added.
The second half started brightly, but Knutsford put themselves under pressure by making too many mistakes with their possession. The scrum in particular was going backwards and Prenton once again dominated the contact areas. The pressure eventually proved too much as the Prenton inside centre stepped inside his man to score under the posts. The conversion duly followed.
The next twenty minutes should have seen sin bins for several acts of foul play but the referee kept a tight grip of his cards. Knutsford frustration was epitomised as Sam Fishburne scored a try at the end of the game, only for the referee to claim that it had been held up.
Knutsford remain in sixth place and will be anxious to get back to winning ways on Saturday at home to Port Sunlight in the Cheshire Cup KO 2:30pm