Disdsbury too strong for Knutsford 2's
Some late promotions to the first team, and last minute injury call offs after this long season took its toll on the Knutsford squad, and the team kicked off without an available substitute.
From the off, the returning Perry weighed in with some strong runs and with the experience of McGuinness at outside half marshaling the back line Knutsford began the game well. Didsbury kept the ball tight in the forwards and exercised Knutsfords defense which held out until the 15 minute mark when they got their first score of the day.
Undeterred, Knutsford came back well and played some trademark expansive rugby lead by their talisman Ric Baxter up front. The score was leveled when Spinola’s quick thinking picked up a wayward kick and set up Edmonds for a run in from his own half.
With the loss of Bartlett at full back due to injury Didsbury capitalised with a further two scores before half time.
Didsbury 21 – 7 Knutsford.
The second half was a scrappy and disjointed game for Knutsford and unfortunately the home found their game and ran in several tries.
This did not wilt the team’s determination and Baxter and Bentham worked hard at slowing the Didsbury attack dramatically. In attack Rowsell and Webb were linking well to create some promising opportunities but to no avail. With some poor offloading by Edmonds there were some try scoring opportunities missed and whilst seeing out the game with three Didsburys players on ‘loan’ it wasn’t to be Knutsfords day in the end with the score finishing 71 – 7 in Didsburys favour.
Albeit an unflattering score line Knutsford played with pride and heart that is unrivaled by any team in the league and look to see out the season with their remaining two fixtures this week; Thurs at 6.30pm home against Marple and the last game of a long season on Saturday away to Macclesfield.
Final Score Didsbury 71 Knutsford 7