Millom 0 Hawcoat Park 0
What is the connection between the UK Eurovision Song Contest Entry and Millom and Hawcoat Park ? Answer they all end up with Nil points or certainly after the Duddon Estuary derby game yesterday they do.
The wet and windy conditions did not help neither did handling mistakes and wrong decision making but the game never got going from a sustained attacking viewpoints the committed defence from both teams never at any stage flowed.
They would have been difficult but neither team felt confident to be in a position to attempt any penalty goal attempts. Just as one team worked play down into the opposition red zone a mistake or penalty award meant the other team could put in a demoralising long clearance kick using the elements. Our best chance to score came in the opening ten minutes and then in the last few minutes of the game. In the opening exchanges our pack set a good platform up front. Scrum half Jack Shannon showed a good dummy to go on a snipping run, Matt Sayle, Jack Sutherland and debutant Michael Quirk carried on the good work but good Millom defence prevented the score. An early Maroon and White score and getting on top and you would never know what would have transpired. As it was the promising young Millom side who are showing good signs of developing into a good team who fronted up as both sides never gave an inch in their committed defence.
A no score draw are very rare in rugby games but probably a fair reflection on this game. A real plus for the maroon and whites was the performance of new signing Michael Quirk who ran and defended strongly and looks a real handful to bolster our pack.
Millom we’re hosting their Captains Day and as always were very welcoming and hospitable as catch ups took place. In the bar after the game both teams certainly enjoyed a match which had some points whilst watching England’s last gasp victory over world champions South Africa.
A home game against Workington kick off 2.15pm awaits next week.