Miners Rangers Alliance trump rivals

Leigh Journal: Miners Rangers Alliance trump rivals Miners Rangers Alliance trump rivals

Miners Ranger Alliance 22

Culcheth Eagles 12

MINERS Rangers Alliance side reached the second round of the North West Trophy with a hard-fought win in gloomy conditions against local rivals Culcheth Eagles.

The under 18s went down to a narrow home defeat to Orrell St James, 18-8.

The women’s team lost 18-4 at old rivals Wigan St Patricks although the game was overshadowed by a horrific injury sustained by Miners’ Catherine Watt.

The club would like to thank all support received on the day and particularly from Claire Mullaney and Jennifer Clarke-Pilling of Leigh East and Pats respectively, who assisted in the first aid for Catherine while awaiting the ambulance.

This weekend the first team return to action with a home fixture against Hunslet Warriors. Saturday, April 12, 2.30pm.

The two sides have already met in the Challenge Cup at the start of the season, with Miners edging a thriller, and while the Warriors have found it tough going thus far in their debut campaign at this level they have a fearsome reputation and will be stern opponents as Miners aim to continue their climb up the table.

The women’s team host West Craven on Sunday.

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