Knutsford U19 see off the french advance
The first half was keenly fought. The defences on both sides prevailed as they each searched for the opening score. As the half wore on Knutsford’s forwards began to dominate the game, and with it, possession. Following a period of sustained pressure by the forwards, the ball was moved through the backs to create the first try for Nick Cawson with the last play of the half, Adam Ellary then converted giving the home side a 7-0 lead at half time.
Knutsford began the second half as they ended the first, and scored two further tries from the forwards. The first coming from Charlie Crosby after a fine run, which left the French defence in tatters, was converted by Lawrence James. The second try was scored by prop Mike Austin who powered his way over the line but James missed the conversion.
The final twenty minutes of the game saw the Montmorency side come to grips with Knutsford’s powerful forwards. They managed to score two late tries, one of which was converted, to put them within a converted try of the home team. The Knutsford team rallied and held out for the final few minutes to emerge victorious. This was a great effort by all the Knutsford squad to overcome a well organised and talented side from Montmorency.
In the second match, Montmorency ran out comfortable winners finishing 34 points to 12 over Rochdale. Overall the day was a great success and Knutsford will visit Montmorency for a return fixture next season.
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