Garstang RUFC welcomes touring teams

Garstag RUFC saw their U16s win the Lancashire Junior Challenge Bowl at the weekend
Garstag RUFC saw their U16s win the Lancashire Junior Challenge Bowl at the weekend

Garstang Rugby Club defied Saturday’s awful weather to stage a festival of rugby.

With touring teams from Market Harborough, Novocastrians and Merton being joined by Preston Grasshoppers, there was a feast of rugby on offer with the U13s, U14s and men’s senior team all in action.

The U13s took on Novocastrians while the U14s played a round-robin tournament against Market Harborough and Preston Grasshoppers, claiming a notable scalp against the Leicestershire champions.

The final game saw a Garstang men’s team made up of players from both senior sides face Merton RFC.

The game was a thoroughly entertaining affair as both sides threw the ball out at will with Garstang running 62-24 winners.

On Sunday, the U16s met Manchester in the Lancashire Junior Challenge Bowl final at Leigh.

The teams were level at 5-5 at half-time with Garstang’s try coming through Jamie Balshaw.

Second-half tries from David Meadows and Alex Gaynor Smith were enough to give Garstang a 17-10 victory.

On Sunday, the final game of the season sees the firsts travel to Rochdale to play Thornton Cleveleys in the Lancashire Bowl final (11.45am).

There will be a coach leaving the club at 9am and all supporters are welcome to join the team on the coach.