E2D Sports Round up

RobertRobert Haile gives you the Egremont Rugby Union monthly round up.





THE fixtures have returned and have seen Bleach Green host Furness, Moresby, Carlisle and Cockermouth after the winter storms caused massive disruption.

First up were Furness.

The visitors caused Egremont some problems and forced them to come back from 7 – 10 down to win 21 – 13.

The win put Egremont top tied on points with Workington.

A local derby was up next as Moresby came calling.rugby 1 mar 16

The fast-passing Moresby stretched Egremont early on and raced into a 10 point lead.

As the match progressed Egremont came back and in the last minutes of the match sealed an 18 – 13 victory to keep pace with Workington.

Carlisle Crusaders were next and looking to show they were tougher than their midweek 70 point mauling by Workington showed.

The away team certainly showed this as they held Egremont to a 26 point victory.

The game was scrappy and ill-disciplined at times, as one Carlisle and two Egremont players were sin binned.

The win did however send Egremont one point clear but they still have a slight inferior points difference compared to Workington.

A well-earned 50 – 11 win against Cockermouth saw Egremont maintain their position in the league.

A potential title deci_DSC6721der is up next for Egremont as they travel to face Workington on Saturday 20 February.

Then an away trip to Millom on Saturday 27, to finish off February.

Windermere on March Saturday 5 and Creighton on March Saturday 19 at home follow.

Egremont U15s have winning start to 2015

EGREMONT U15s travelled to play Millom, winning 32-5, in their first match since the Cumbrian floods last November.

Millom, fortified with several guesting Hawcoat Park players, soon showed the visitors they would present a very physical challenge.

Joe Moore and Tom Harris took up the challenge with relish and proceeded to hurl themselves at the home team’s defensive wall.

Nevertheless Millom forced them onto the back foot and only stout defending by Joseph Brennan and Nathan Burns kept them out.

Suddenly Egremont broke out, flung the ball wide and Jamie Brown sliced through the defence nearly to the line.

From the ensuing ruck Dan Starkie saw a gap and was through it in an instant to touch down under the sticks. Joseph Brennan converted.

Millom were dominating the inexperienced Egremont pack but fierce tackling and hard graft from Sam Green and Joe Moore stopped them in their tracks. Realising Egremont’s forwards would not yield they worked the ball wide and scored a deserved try in the corner.

Stung by this, Mason Lewthwaite and Ryan Crewden raised their work rates even higher. Quick ball at last began to appear and Jamie Brown would not be denied a second time, registering a fine score in the corner.

Both sides continued to pummel each other, but neither could register more points in the first half.

The second half saw Egremont take the game by the scruff of the neck.

Penetrating running by Tom Harris and Mason Lewthwaite caused mayhem in Millom’s defence. Adam Williamson carved through and looked like he would make the line, only to be held up. However, fine support by Mason Lewthwaite saw him get the ball back and barge over for a try.

Flowing moves continued with Kieran Fox and Joseph Brennan orchestrating. Cameron Wood showed silken skills in midfield to put Jack Kellett into space out wide.

He pinned his ears back and just squeezed in at the corner for the next touch down.

Millom came back into the game and enjoyed a period of intense pressure on the Egremont line.

However the visitors refused to buckle, despite Millom battering away literally inches from scoring. Brett Fairclough forced a turnover and Kieran Fox sniffed blood, scything forward to spring­­ defence into attack.

Backs and forwards combined well with Jack Kellett again the beneficiary for his second try.

One minute remained and Egremont used it well. All out attack from 15 players had Millom reeling.

A series of slight of hands saw the ball end up with Daniel McGarry, who rocketed down the touchline for an excellent debut try and finished an excellent second half display.


rugby 2 mar 16IT was a momentous start to 2016 for Egremont Rangers as they received the British Amateur Rugby League Association (BARLA) Team of the Year Award on Saturday, February 6.

The rugby league club won the BARLA National Cup last year which was an historic moment for the club to bring the cup back on Cumbrian soil.

The award was presented by BARLA secretary Phil Sharpe and board member Dougie Smithson.


Receiving the award on behalf of the club was committee member Alan Bewsher and the rugby secretary Aaron Chorley.