Fleetwood III 10 Ormskirk Ducks 55
The Ormskirk Ducks flew north at the weekend to take on bottom side Fleetwood, and secured their fourth win on the trot.
It was by no means a classic performance by the resurgent seconds, which is saying something when you consider they scored eight tries on a pitch still recovering from the winter weather, but Kirk will be happy with their day's work and the further momentum built towards their big cup semi final in two weeks time.
Prior to kick off, Kirk’s preparations were hampered by the delayed arrival of some of their players, thanks to some car troubles on the journey up.
A big thank you has to go to Fleetwood for affording us a delayed kick off to allow both teams to start with a full complement.
The game was played in a good spirit throughout and Fleetwood had moments with possession that proved to be of great threat to the Ducks, not least the final 15 minutes of the first half, when they were camped in the away side’s 22.
But Ormskirk defended well throughout and were clinical when moving the ball forward and that was the key to their latest triumph.
The scoring didn’t take long to get under way and it came thanks to some brilliant work in the backs, first by captain Adam Glover and then by centre John ‘Sweetness’ Boden, whose sublime pass found winger, Nick Gordon, who finished with aplomb.
With the extras added by scrum half, Johnny Cobbold, Kirk had made the perfect start.
Fleetwood to their credit, weathered a lot of what was being thrown at them, but for the most part were restricted to kicking for territory.
But Ormskirk were keen to press on their advantage as the stronger side and it was evident that should they stick to the basics, then there was to be plenty more tries to come. And sure enough that’s what happened.