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Weekend Review Ashton Rugby Club
Monday 26th February 2018 @ 10:49 by Mark Phillip

Ashton fought back from 0-14 down with a penalty try followed by Conan Bligh’s try reducing the arrears to 12-14.

Ashton proceeded to dominate the second half and looked to have blown it when prop Parker kicked away possession on the last play, however this caused confusion in the visitors defence and they gave away an offside kickable penalty. Up stepped Josh Pattison to slot the pressure kick and win the game.

Carrington 2nds 10-76 Ashton 2nds

Ashton had a strong backline running in 12 tries, notably one each from Colts’ Luke Turner and Josh Meredith and two from Wayne Hadfield. Ashton had missed four games on their rivals due to poor weather, the Rugby Pools panel sat and gave Ashton 5-0 wins for these four games projecting Ashton back to the top of Div 5 East.

Ashton Colts 28-12 Marple Colts

The Colts were in third playing second placed Marple and went 0-7 down early on but clawed their way back with tries from Andy Shuttleworth(2) George McCallum and Billy Travis. Marple added another late try but it didn’t stop the hosts leapfrogging them into second in the League.

Ashton U16s 58-5 Bolton U16s

Krystian Wieteska (2), Charlie McCallum, Ethan Green, Callum Taylor (2), Lewis Worthington , Kyle James, Jack Pietsch and Jake Callaghan got tries with conversions from Joel Hatton (3) and Tom Parker.

Ashton U11s 10-11 Blackpool U11s

Ashton lost out despite a fight back from 5-11 down. Tries from Leighton Parker (3), Kenzie Beresford (2), Declan Healy, Jonathan Thompson, Jacob Saires and Ethan Sykes.

By Allen Bower