Eccles provide stiff competition
By Seamus Boyd
MV pushed to the limit.
This Sunday, MV once again turned out enforce, with a willing 19 players eager to take on one of our local rivals. Eccles turned up with 10 players so a 20 min a side game was agreed.
MV started with reckless abandon, and everyone was playing with contact in mind. This may have been their problems to begin with. Although retaining possession, MV were looking for contact first and then offloading without accuracy yet however hard these industrious and enthusiastic players worked the final pass would not go to hand. Eccles meanwhile played consistent simple, yet effective rugby. Both teams giving away silly mistakes at the wrong time.
As the game wore on, MV began to settle down.