Leigh East round up

Leigh East round up

Leigh East round up

First published in Sport

Leigh East U7s 3 Crosfields U7s 7

THE unbeaten Crosfields turned up with fire in their bellies this week. A well-organized team made it difficult for East to break through and score and they were playing catch up from the second set.

Although deflated East produced three tries from good solid hard work. Well done to Miles Quayle Campbell on his debut, tries from Broady Allred, two, and Jude Wright with man of the match performance from Isaiah Busara.

Ince Rose Bridge U8s 8 Leigh East U8s 6

A very good game throughout saw Bridge score first and keep the lead during the game but a determined East side struck back with direct running from Cai O'Brien, earning him best run.

Romy Bell got best tackle for her defensive efforts. Josh Hopkins was awarded MOM for his try scoring and equally his try-saving tackles and Jacob Hardy got most improved.

Try scorers for East were Josh Hopkins, four, Dylan Gregson and Cai O’Brien.

Leigh East U10s 7 Accrington U10s 7

A game with end-to-end rugby saw both teams scoring good tries including Keane O'Brien's first try of the season.

Try of the game came from Leaoni Croft finishing off a good move started by Tyler Caldwell.

Man of the match was given to the whole team as all of them stepped up and performed very well.

Blackbrook U11s 18 Leigh East U11s 36

In an impressive performance East emerged victorious. The game started quickly with both sides testing each other in the middle of the park.

A timely interception from Adam Jones gave East the first points. Strong defence from the forward pack gave East valuable field position with a well set up move.

Callum Thorpe went over to score next followed closely by Jordan Fishwick scoring his first of two tries.

The second half started at pace with neither team easing in intensity. An interception by Taylor Pemberton saw him run the full length to score.

Blackbrook pressed hard but with some hard tackling and clever play East stood firm to come away with the win.

Ryan Barnes was man of the match. Tries for East coming from Adam Jones, two, Jordan Fishwick, two, Taylor Pemberton and Callum Thorpe.

Ashton Bears U12s 6 Leigh East U12s 16

A good game for East against a big side, a big improvement in defence but still a lot to work on.

Tries for East coming from Harry Stephenson, Kieron Prescott and Jack Walsh. Conversions from Callum Hughes and Jack Holland.

Ince Rose Bridge U13s 56 Leigh East U13s 18

East had four players missing and one carried off early in the game which saw them tire very quickly in the heat.

Tries scored for East by player of the match Jordan Mckay, Josh Southern and Lewis O'Neil with extras added by Matty Rudd and Elliot Dean.

Leigh East U15s 30 Shevington Sharks U15s 16

East gained revenge on the team that knocked them out of the cup semi final to claim top spot in the league after coming from 16 nil down in sweltering heat.

It was Shevington who were quickest out of the blocks scoring four tries in the opening 15 minutes, which all were unconverted.

The fight back started after the hosts regrouped. Just before half time East got two quick fire tries from Danny Surridge and Connor Wilcock with one converted by James Hall, put them right back into the game at 10-16 at half time.

The second half belonged to East after keeping their opponents scoreless, an incredible try from Josh Grimes put East just two points behind but they weren't finished.

Lewis Cozens went over and with a conversion from James Hall East were in front by four.

The final 10 minutes brought back memories from the semi final with both teams going for the win, but it was East that proved a point after scoring two late tries from James Hall and Danny Surridge, who grabbed his second, James Hall completed the scoring with a final conversion.

Leigh East U18s 26 Pilkington Recs U18s 30

East crashed out of the cup to a last minute try for Pilkington Recs.

East started well with two early tries from Billy Allred and Sam Arrowsmith before Pilks replied.

East kicked on before half time to score two more tries through Tom Worthington and Billy Allred's second to give them a 22-10 half time lead.

The second half started like the first with Adam Wilkes bursting through to send Chris Hamer over out wide, but as poor errors and penalties set in, Pilks kicked on to win the game.

Stand out player for East again was Pat Rainford.

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