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Weekend Review Ashton Rugby Club
Monday 3rd December 2018 @ 10:21 by Mark Phillip

Ashton 1sts 14-24 Wigan 1sts

Second placed Wigan had won their last three games by an average of 80-5, and had Ashton not gone down 12-0 down in the first few minutes a real upset would have been on the cards. A penalty try and an Alex Mayoh try , the second in two week were the scorers.
Clitheroe 2s 47-12 Ashton 2s
Wayne Hadfield scored two tries and Colt Isaac Kellett, making his debut, converted the kick.
Sunday was derby day for all five junior teams.
Ashton Colts 17-13 Glossop Colts
Krystian Wieteskas’ try broke the deadlock on 20 minutes, and while Glossop pressured to get back into the game, the home defence held firm for a 5-0 lead at half-time. The visitors kicked a penalty to reduce the arrears to 5-3. Ashton’s discipline improved and they began to surge downfield, Bobby Hannon saw a gap in a ruck and crashed over for a try to make it 10-3. Glossop came back strongly and when the winger dived over in the corner it was very close at 10-8. Ashton’s youngsters play with a refreshing attacking style, but when a chip launched downfield for the home winger to chase lead to him being impeded off the ball, the refreree had no alternative but to give a penalty try and yellow card the offender. Despite their 17-8 lead, Ashton didn’t look comfortable and so it proved as Glossop got their second try with three minutes to go to make it 17-13. The Colts attacked to the end and saw the game out in the visitors half. This win takes them three points clear of Kendal, who they face away next Sunday.
Ashton U15s 21-46 Aldwinians U15s
Man of the Match Jay Robinson scored a try on his debut, while Zach Taylor and Tom Ainsworth also touched down. Ainsworth also scored two conversions and CJ Garner claimed one.
Aldwinians U12s 35-15 Ashton U12s
Leighton Parker, Jonathan Thompson and Josh Tindall scored tries.
Aldwinians U10s 0-30 Ashton U10s
Kendal Grayson, Will McCallum, Oliver Rigby, Harry Campbell, Liam Quinlan and Sophie Wythenshawe scored.
Aldwinians U7&8s v Ashton U7/8s
Three games of fun rugby with tries all round, George was Ashton’s Man of the Match.
By Allen Bower