Match Report: Sunday 19 November 2017

Reported by Stuart Verry
FINAL SCORE: Rochdale RUFC 78 vs Heath RUFC 14

Big score against, but battling to the final whistle.

Match Report

Heath U15’s vs Rochdale


Heaths first match against Rochdale saw them up against a big well organised outfit who played with intent and physicality from start to finish.

Heath were quickly trailing by 12 after only six minutes and from there found themselves in a battle to build up a period of possession and momentum against the home side.  Rochdale kept coming back and the only Heath points came from a Dillon Hilton try converted by Harry Stevens just before half time.    

The second half continued in a similar pattern to the first and despite pockets of good work in both defence and attack from the Heath 15 the home side scored at regular intervals to stretch their lead further.  A last-minute try by Saul Marson, converted by Harry Stevens were the only Heath points in the second half.  


Heath    14 – 78  Rochdale

Starting XV

1 Jack Mollet                                                                                     

2 Nathan Baldwyn                                                                          

3 Callum Pickett                                                                                               

4 Lewis Dow                                                                                                                      

5 Ben Kershaw                                                                                                                                                                

6 Alfie Connors

7 Saul Marson                    Try

8 Isaac Shaw                                                      

9 Owen Simpson                                             

10 Harry Stevens              Con x 2

11 Seb Wood-Ives          

12 Dillon Hilton                  Try                         

13 Max Rowntree                           

14 Adam Ayub

15 Sam McIntyre                                                                             


Finlay Verry                       

Ben Gianotti                       Capt

Jake Tyson

Zack Herman

Fred Drake

Tries 2 Drop Goals 0
Penalty Tries 0 Penalty Goals 0
Conversions 2 Attendance 125
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