Warrington 8 Stretford 17 (14&u)

A strong Stretford side visited Warrington in the Manchester & District League. Warrington had eleven players including Luke Atkinson (goal keeper), Molly Ashton, Ben Dailey and Daniel Farini who had just played their 12 and under match. Stretford scored first but Stanley Mainwaring equalised second’s later. Stretford scored again but then had a player excluded and Adam Farini duly converted the ‘man up’, back to 2-2. Stretford then scored four goals without reply as Warrington attacks broke down and Stretford hit back with fast counter attacks. The quarter ended 2-6.

The second quarter was more of the same as Stretford simply went on the counter attack and found players free on the Warrington 2 metre line. Stanley Mainwaring managed to pull one back but at he end of the quarter the score board showed Warrington 3 Stretford 11. Surely no way back from there.

The third quarter was a little more even as Warrington restricted Stretford to four goals and Jack Yates scoring for Warrington to bring the score to 4-15.

The final quarter saw Warrington improve significantly with Stanley Mainwaring scoring his third goal of the match followed quickly by his fourth goal. Stretford pulled two goals back but Warrington continued the recovery as Stanley Mainwaring scored his third of the quarter and fifth of the game. Adam Farini added another goal as Warrington won the quarter 4-2 but lost the game to an excellent Stretford team 8-17.

Warrington Team included Luke Atkinson, Stanley Mainwaring (5), Luke Boardman, Adam Farini (2), Max Harrison, Jack Yates (1), Molly Ashton, Emily Bowater, Matt Williams, Ben Dailey, and Daniel Farini.