A road trip down memory lane today, destination – Cumbria. Three games, three referees. Hold on tight. It is a long way to Cumbria, in the middle of winter, even though it is an attractive part of the world. Most of it. George Hinds, John Pepworth, Albert Newbrook and I often used to make a weekend of it. I am the only one still living of that group (at the time of writing). My first game, and first referee, is Cockermouth and one-eyed Norman. He literally did have only one eye; metaphorically, too. He was a French teacher, from Carlisle, apparently. We were in North West 1 back then, level 7, and it was bring-your-own touch judge. I was that touch judge. There was no discernible touchline, in places, and I got a bit of stick from the crowd for missing a foot in touch. In the end, we won. […]
Last Saturday was the much anticipated away clash with league leaders Hull. They are the only side to have beaten us at home this season with a narrow 17-22 win back in November. They had only lost two games up to this point and have a very strong team with big powerful forwards and fast backs, who are able to find a different ways of winning games. We had prepared really well for this challenge and were coming off the back of some great victories against some of the top teams, but knew that this would be a defining result of who would go on to challenge for promotion. We started the game well, with possession and territory putting pressure on their defence in their 22, but were unable to break them down. We lost a number of crucial line outs which enabled them to clear their line and take […]
We are holding our 90th Anniversary Gala Dinner in a Marquee on the Main pitch on 21st May, 2022. Reception at 7:00pm, with a 3-Course Meal at 7:30pm. Live Music and DJ till late. Tickets: £25
We are holding a Sportsman’s Gala Dinner in a Marquee on the Main Pitch. Evening includes Gary Pallister and Adrian Morley as guest speakers, along with a Comedian and MC. There will be a 3 Course Meal and the Event starts with a 7:00pm Reception. Tickets are £50 each or £500 for Table of 10. Tickets can be purchased from www.sedgley-tigers.com/tickets or email email@example.com to book a table.
We are hosting a Queen’s Jubilee Celebration on 4th June. This will be an Outdoor Event for all the family and will include: Food and Drink all day. Lawn Games and Sports Day Style Races and Challenges. Inlatables and Bouncy Castles. Live Entertainment and DJ Royal Makeover and Crafts Big Screen, Live Concert from Buckingham Palace Come and enjoy the Day and support your club. Tickets can be obtained at www.eventsclubmcr.co.uk
The Financial Report for the Year 2020/21 has been completed and approved by the Club Executive Committee. The P&L / Balance Sheet have been reported to the RFU and HMRC. The Financial Report will be presented at this year’s AGM, but if any Member would like a copy of the report prior to the AGM, please request this from the Chairman, Steve Ward, and this will be provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Odd goings on at Luctonians a few weeks ago. The home side was leading Rotherham 10-5 into the final play, but Rotherham scored a try. The conversion sparked off all the fun. The assistant referees ruled it good, the referee agreed, and blew the final whistle. Then there was a rethink, and the score was recorded as 10-10, with Roth a bit disgruntled. However, following a ‘dialogue’ between National League Rugby and the RFU, the goal is confirmed good – not because it necessarily went over, but because at the time when the final whistle was blown, that was how matters stood. Lucs 10-12 Roth. Final score. The whole episode sparked off a memory. Sedgley at Vale of Lune in the Lancashire Cup, 1990s? I could remember the player involved, and the referee, and I could definitely remember the result. We lost! It took me some time to find the […]
On Saturday we were at home to Yorkshire rivals Hull Ionians, a team we had beaten narrowly at their ground back in October. Spirits were high in the Sedgley camp after the incredible win the previous week up at Fylde. Despite this we knew that this would be a difficult game against a well organised, powerful team who had not lost since before Christmas. We started the game well playing up the hill with a solid set piece and good attacking shape but it was the visitors who took the early lead with a well worked try for their fly half who made a good line break after just five minutes. They added the conversion to make it 0-7 and were playing with confidence and continuity. We broke back eight minutes later with a wonderful try for flying winger Jamie Harrison who outstripped three defenders to touch down near the […]