Match report from Scunthorpe
For the first time this year Spring had finally arrived and the game was viewed in brilliant sunshine. The Greens fielded a strong squad with Eddie Newsum being the only .....more
Longton U14/15s played the most amazing game against Old Saltleians upholding every rugby core value that has been instilled into them and made every single one of the coaches proud to be associated w.....more
After dominating territory and possession for most of the first half Longton completely lost their way in the second half before going down by 23pts. to 12 to relegation rivals Lichfield in front of a.....more
Longton travelled north to the superbly appointed Castle Park Stadium to face high scoring Doncaster Phoenix with a side missing several first choice players and returned after suffering a heavy defea.....more
Longton travelled to Bridgnorth with a much-weakened team due to this being a re-arranged fixture and returned with an unexpected two points in a 32 – 26pts. defeat and so climbed out of the bottom .....more
Longton pulled off a remarkable last play of the match victory at home to Derby to win by 28pts. to 26 having been 14 – 0pts. down after 6mins. to pick up an invaluable 5 points and so close the gap.....more
Longton faced third placed Newport without kicker, Grant Hallam, and leading try scorer, Sam Evans, among five regular players missing and did well to score 5 tries in a 57 – 31pts. defeat.
What a topsy turvy game this turned out to be in this relegation battle !
Longton led 24 – 0pts. after 21mins. and 43 – 19pts. after 55mins. but eventually went down by 45pts. to 43, spending m.....more
Longton went down by 23pts. to 12 to in-form Scunthorpe in a game in which they could, and should, have won, in not finishing several clear-cut scoring opportunities.
The hosts welcomed back Scott .....more
Longton travelled to unbeaten league leaders, Birmingham Solihull with a team which was totally depleted by injuries, work commitments and a ban for influential fly-half, Lee Brogan and came awa.....more