Latchford Albion are still searching for elusive first victory


LATCHFORD Albion are still searching for that elusive first victory after falling 16-32 at home to a strong Ashton Bears.

The game could not have started better for Albion after Ashton made an error on the first tackle, gifting the hosts good field position, which they took full advantage of when hooker Charlie Groarke dived over from dummy half with Jack Phillips converting.
But on 10 minutes Ashton levelled the score with a converted try, before Albion regained the lead with a well worked try.
Matty Ellis’ flat pass was taken at pace by Ben Harper who broke through the visitors defence before handing on to Louis Norton who raced under the posts, Phillips again adding the conversion.
Again Ashton hit back with a try, but the conversion was wide leaving Latchford 12-10 ahead at the interval.

The second half proved tough for Albion as Ashton hit a purple patch running in 16 unanswered points in the opening 15 minutes of the half, putting them in full control of the game.
A converted try on 68 minutes took the game even further away from the hosts.
Albion never gave up and were rewarded for their efforts when Cameron Davies pounced on Nathan Bond’s grubber kick to score on 75 minutes, but it proved merely a consolation score.
As things stand Latchford now have a free weekend but are liaising with other clubs to see if a fixture can be arranged.


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