IF YOU managed to take your eyes off the main event Saturday, namely the first team’s excellent win over Southport; you may have witnesses something special.
Yes, the second team did very well against Southport too but that’s not it either!
It may come as some surprise but the third team played Ellesmere Port at home and won convincingly 62-0, and if you missed it you missed a master class of rugby.
From the Denholm take at the first kick off, to Aidy Molyneux weaving through Port’s defensive wall, Kirk were sublime.
Wins are built on forward foundations and this win was pretty well founded in the roots of Ormskirk.
Blood and Allen, Dolce, (a try and assist), and McDermott, Molyneux and Denholm, (Taff’s man of the Match), with Povey, Kirk’s very own version of Mount Rushmore giving the Port youngsters nothing but a lesson in Grimm.
Don’t forget the youth, Benskin, Povey Junior, Barton, three veteran youngsters compared to the new youth, the colts, Bishop, Millington, Waggoner and White, slotting in seamlessly.
Was it only two summers ago when young White stood out in the touch rugby tournament that had Taff waxing lyrical? Time flies it would seem.
The Southport chants may have been ringing out around Kirk Saturday past, but the old playboys and the young pretenders came together in union, for union, on such an important day for Kirk rugby, and I can tell you this, it was good, very good indeed.