Despite the difficult, stormy weather last Wednesday evening, Lancaster Royal Grammar School’s U16 team beat Wirral Grammar School 15-8 in the final of the UCLAN Floodlit Cup.
Despite being down to 14 men due to a yellow card, Lancaster managed to score in the corner thanks to Isaac Thornton, although the conversion was missed.
From the restart Wirral came back at Lancaster and through some good forward play and a prolonged period of possession they also scored in the corner.
A Wirral forward was sent to the bin after a poor tackle and it gave Lancaster a lift as they piled on the pressure and were again able to score through Calum Owen who converted his own try.
The second half was a bit more one sided with Lancaster playing the territory game and keeping Wirral deep in their own half.
Lancaster were able to increase their lead through the boot of Calum Owen to make it 15–5, only to see Wirral score their own penalty a few minutes later.
This led to a tense finish, but Lancaster stayed strong in defence and after four minutes of added time Lancaster were able to get their hands on the ball and kick it off the field to end the game.