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Lancaster Vs Chester 17th May 2003

MATCH STATS

 



Lancaster 28

Chester 38
Tries: Rob Shaw, Dave McVernon, Andy Garnet (2), Darren Clarke Paul Curphey (3), Stephen Curphey, Ben Povey (3)
Penalties / Conversions: Andy Garnet (4)  
Drop Goals:
RK Fitness man of the match: Andy Garnet  
Ref: Rev. G Hilton (Burnley)
Attendance: 226
LANCASTER: Raines, Ledwick, Garnett, Charlton, Pike, Orwin, Sykes, Hall, Hartlebury, McVernon, Shaw (capt), Humphries, Clarke
Subs: Allen, Birkett, Helme, Harvey
CHESTER WOLVES : D Curphey, S Curphey, P Curphey, Callon, McKean, Bowden, Drinkwater, Glenn, Povey, Davies, Williams, Raines, Welsh
Subs: Barnard, Levens, Stubbs, Scott
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The View From The Axe:  CLICK HERE  

 


The view from Lancaster

An appreciative crowd turned out on a wet saturday lunchtime for the return of rugby league to Giant Axe, though visitors and former Conference champions Chester Wolves spoiled the historic occasion for the new Lancaster club.

The game started well for Chester with a try down the right wing from centre Paul Curphey, his first of a hat-trick in the first half as the Wolves built up an early 14-point lead. Lancaster then began to look much more on form as captain Rob Shaw touched down the first points for the club behind the posts. Converted by Andy Garnett, the score now looked more promising for Lancaster at 14-6 to Chester, although the Wolves increased the margin before half time with a try by Stephen Curphey.

The second half saw a Lancaster team performing to the best of their abilities backed by an encouraging crowd of over 200 supporters. A brace of tries from Andy Garnett, and great support on the field from Liam Hall and Greg Sykes, ensured that Lancaster never gave up in a performance to be proud of. Further tries from Dave McVernon and, recent signing and Ireland international, Darren Clarke meant that by the final whistle Lancaster had managed to outscore Chester by ten points in the second half, but unfortunately it wasn't enough as Chester took the two points with a 38-28 victory on a memorable occasion for rugby league in the district.


Gallery

 


Liam Hall

 


Dan Orwin

 


Andy Garnet

 


Andy Garnet and Darren Clarke

 


Andy Garnet

 


Andy Garnet and Dan Orwin

 


Chris Helme

 


Dan Orwin

 


Dan Orwin

 


Darren Clarke

 


Darren Clarke and Keith Hartlebury
acknowledge the crowds support

 


Greg Sykes

 


Greg Sykes realises he needs more size

 


Greg Sykes takes it easy

 


C'mon ref....!

 


Si Ledwick and Keith Hartlebury

 


Keith Hartlebury and Darren Clarke

 


Keith Hartlebury and Rob Shaw

 


Liam Hall, Greg Sykes and Martin Pike

 


Mark Allen leaves the defenders trailing

 


Michael Charlton, Rob Shaw and Dave McVernon

 


Rob Shaw

 


Rob Shaw Chris Helme

 


Rob Shaw scores the first try for
Lancaster RFC at Giant Axe for over 98 years

 


Shaun Humpreys

 


Si Ledwick and Darren Clarke


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