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week 15

This week we took on Vale of Lune, who convincingly beat us up at theirs, in a game that literally came down to the final second of the game. We drew 20 -20, but the feeling was of dissapointment as it was a game we really should have won. Credit this week goes to skipper Nemo, Tommy Helliwell and Big Dom in the centres. Best wishes to Tommy Guns who was knocked unconscious, and needed several stitches in his ear? Also thanks to the Vale Physio, who along with Liz, kept him warm untill the ambulance came. The most female attention he has ever had!!

Money Saving tips from our cairman Brian potter

If you want opposition players to stay a bit longer, and spend a bit more money over the bar, then simply cut the fuel pipe of the opponents coach, so it wont start, thus requiring a replacement coach to come. He really stops at nothing

This week i was charged £2. one pound for not starting the game, even though i was on the bench, and the other for not staying on, even though i came on as a front row replacement for a yellow card. A bit harsh. But this is the time of year Skill hates the most, Christmas! when everyone else is having fun!!! Although saying that, a bit of Christmas cheer for Skill as i beleive the film 'scrooge' is on. humbug

2nd XV v Vale of Doom 3rd XV.
Despite a convincing win aginst the Doom a few weeks previous a much
changed 2nd XV knew a decent performance was required to do the
business again. This was not helped by opnly having a bare XV players
until Andy Para(chute)shak had to be dragged away from the 4th XV. He
provided some excellent strong running rugby following Aaron breaking
his leg in the early part of the game. The conditions were pretty grim
and the forwards worked hard against a decent Doom pack that were
giving no easy ground. Scrums were particulalry impressive with a
front row of Ady, Rob 'Boris J' Ward and a guest apprearance from FFJ
Brains at hooker meaning we gave little ground all game and made
plenty.
The backs did us proud as always with some excellent handling despite
the wet conditions and some superb quick running. Ollie Coleman made
shed loads of ground as usual and Blair Henry showed amazing skills in
catching a pass that was 6 foot behind him. The guest appearance here
came from Gaz 'Baz' Holly whose sposorship with Pilkington Glass goes
from strength to strength.
The first half was a close run gritty affair, with hard work from the
forwards leading to Boris crashing over the line to score. Once again
we showed we can defend as well as we attach and teamwork kept Doom at
nil points all game. We began to get into our stride in the 2nd half
as our youth and fitness showed. Dom Bowers showed pace beyond his
years to score an excellent try worked through the backs and Jez
Lefton also got on the scoresheet. Stretch's improvement continued
this week, sadly limited to a managerial capacity.


This year disney are bringing out a new film. Snow white and the 7 ricks. The film is about 7 dwarfs who terrorise the streets of whitworh. the dwarfs names are : Skiddy, Jelly, Ginger, Tosser, Scrotey, Smelly and Fartface. On the subject on Dwarfs, Michael Carson has decided to change his Fettish from small to tall, as he has recently been spotted with a lovely tall lady!! Prizes for pictures of people out on dates!!

3rd team

Sorry, at the time of going to press there is no 3rd team report. All i know is that they lost (i think) th Broughton Park.

Lindas quiz

Lindas quiz is this Sunday starting at 7pm. Please be there at 6.30 so the quiz can start promptly. There are prizes to be and lots of fun to be had.

Also this Saturday it is compulsary Christmas Jumper night at the club, prizes for the best jumper from each senior team, think Pete C said the prizes are jugs of lager. so can all team captains spread the word. 

4th team

With 13 against 15 the 4s were always going to have a hard day at the coal face! Big boys rugby was the game plan. Keep it in the forwards and maul and ruck all day. The Plan worked a treat as the end result was 17 v 15 to the 4s. The 13 men stood strong and true. Great game from Joe Philbin through the pain barrier and beyond, and bagged a try. Two more from Jay brierley saw the game won. Phil cryer continues to improve, a joy to watch. MOM was jamie Macdougal who played scrum half and was absolutely sensational. A day this man should remember. Jamie showed what a Macdougal is all about. The never give in spirit continues with him. Well done son! Proud of all the boys this week. Winners are grinners!!!

Gibraltar tour

The tour is building momentum now. There is a lot of money to be raised. It is up to all tourists to help raise this money by turning up to club functions, selling event tickets, donating raffle prizes etc etc. Please dont leave it all to the same few, or our target wont be achieved.

Question for Mel:

This weeks question for Mel is: in the disney film Snow white and the seven Dwarfs, how many dwarfs were there?

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