Archive for January, 2008

Muddy Marvellous - Ladies Back On Track

January 28th, 2008

Route One. That was Leo’s plan. They had a solid scrum, a good line out and bugger all imagination. The Leo’s Coaching Manual probably has three pages and was probably written by an ex-forward on three brick walls in emulsion. Page 1 - win ball. […]

Many Hands Make Moose Work…

January 28th, 2008

The offer of a jug of beer from assistant coach Jonsson if the team could somehow engineer a try for lock Charlotte ‘Moose’ Doyle* in her final game for the team galvanised the Ladies into a frantic try feast. The only problem was that whenever Moose poked her head […]

Throwback Fightback

January 28th, 2008

If there are still some Neanderthals about who are convinced that women can’t play rugby, they’ll be sorry they missed this game. Because here, in all the turgid, muddy muddle was all the proof that they needed. Facing a team they had put five tries on in their […]

Good away win for 9s at Lymm

January 28th, 2008

Sunday the 27th was an away match at Lymm, although the game was played at Moore RUFC. As always the Lymm coaches made us really welcome and both teams payed some decent rugby with Ormskirk coming out on top by 4 tries to nil as a result of sustained superior tackling. From many worthy candidates […]

Under 7s training pays off against Lymm

January 28th, 2008

The under 7s travelled to Lymm with determination and courage despite memories of last year’s thrashing. Lymm are an incredibly strong, competitive and driven side, however Ormskirk’s mighty gang of boys and girls were ready for the challenge. Congratulations to you all for your excellent performance thoughout the morning (Nadia, Alex L, Alex G, Paul, Jack, […]

Eight Try Extravaganza @ Green Lane

January 27th, 2008

First XV Match Report – 26.01.08
Ormskirk 48 Oswestry 7
For the second successive league game of 2008 Ormskirk put on a textbook display, to give the large crowd a treat of running barbarians-style rugby. They’ve now racked up 107 points in their last 2 league outings, and most importantly they’ve learnt how to keep possession, wait […]

Club Tour Details

January 26th, 2008

Tour dates have been finalised and a tour match arranged (courtesy of Deany, so anything could happen).
We will double the weekend up as a stag weekend for Simon Staniforth who is getting married in August.
We will be staying in a town called Letterkenny. Russ is in the process of sorting out accommodation and will […]

Under 15s Squad Vs Lymm

January 24th, 2008

Meet at the club at 9.30am for an 11am kick off on sunday. All parents support is welcome. Selection as always is based on attendance, effort and attitude.

1. Matthew Campbell
2. Josh Pendlebury
3. Stewart Robinson
4. Daniel Unsworth (Captain)
5. Calum Woodhead
6. Gareth Boilo
7. Russel Shaw
8. Conor McCrae
9. Tom Smith
10. Joe Hodson
11. Alex Greensmith
12. Oliver Griffith
13. Alex Norman Jones
14. Dale Merrifield
15. […]

Ladies Win in the Mud

January 23rd, 2008

Ormskirk Ladies          26
Blaydon 2nds               0
Tries: C Rylance, E Gander, J Leitch, ?
Conversions: J Leitch (2)
Sam’s promised to write a match report this week… so in brief, it was muddy, not very pretty, and Claire’s bonus point 5th try was disallowed due to a wobbly flag!
Next game : Friendly away at Fylde, Sunday 27th January, meet […]

U9s get a win against Collegiate

January 22nd, 2008

After losing 2-1 to West Park in the first game of 2008 the under 9s were determined to get back to winning ways for the home match against Collegiate on January 20th. Both teams played very good rugby in challenging conditions with Ormskirk eventually running out 4-0 winners. Guest coach Hamish picked out James Lang for […]

Under 14s romp to victory

January 22nd, 2008

Ormskirk u14s 55pts - Eccles u14s 0pts
With Edge Hill out of action after some light drizzle this game was moved to Burscough Priory, Eccles probably hoping it had been a real priory as divine intervention was their only answer to an Ormskirk side who played some enterprising rugby on a day suited more to a dour […]

Under 13s convincing win at Tarleton.

January 22nd, 2008

Prior to the Under 13s Lancashire Cup defeat at Broughton Park they took on local rivals Tarleton in a New Year’s friendly.The lads were keen for action after being warmed up by the Sale Sharks and an agreement was made to play 3 twenty minute sessions.

The game kicked off with Ormskirk almost immediately in the […]

Under 7s maintain form at home to Collegiate 20.1.08

January 20th, 2008

We were delighted to play against local Liverpool side Collegiate. Well done to both sides for their fair play and sportsmanship.
Ormskirk are still poor at tagging (please attend this Wednesday’s training session if possible, as tagging will be the focus). Attacking remains our stongest skill, however we are conceding far too many tries.

Man of […]

Raiders win in mud-bath

January 20th, 2008

2nd XV Match Summary – 19th January 2008
Ormskirk 17 Leigh 7
Green Lane remained one of the few venues in the Millers Home leagues to survive the appalling weather conditions this weekend. Thanks to some sterling early-morning remedial pitch maintenance by the 2nd XV’s hooker – Dave Jonsson – and the captain Ged Dawson, […]

Ladies still 2nd in league

January 15th, 2008

Sunday 13th January 2008
Ormskirk Ladies                       10
Blaydon 2nds                          10
C Rylance, J Leitch
Girl of the Game: Jenny Leitch
On a stodgy Green Lane pitch Blaydon scored their first try quickly, leaving Ormskirk players wondering what had just happened.  The Ladies spent most of the first half in their own 22, and before the half time whistle blew they’d conceded […]

Captain leads the way as Ladies progress in Cup

January 15th, 2008

Sunday 6th January 2008 – Lancashire Cup 1st Round
Eccles                          0
Ormskirk Ladies           72
E Gander (5), C Rylance (2), S Hunter (2), L Robinson, C Doyle, K McDonnell
J Leitch (6)
Girl of the Game:
Sammy Hunter
Ormskirk Ladies began 2008 in style, with a resounding win away at Eccles in the first round of the cup. The Lancashire […]

U14 Lancashire Selection Success

January 15th, 2008

After the recent district matches in which six Ormskirk U14 players took part, the Lancashire U14 squad has been announced.
Congratulations to Eddie Webster and Gavin Griffiths who have been selected in the county squad for a training session on January 28th at a venue to be confirmed and a match against North Wales at Wrexham on February […]

Under 13s Lancashire Cup disappointment.

January 15th, 2008

In the 6th round of the group stages of The Lancashire Cup, Ormskirk made their way around the M60 to face their old foes Broughton Park still smarting from their defeat to us in last season’s semi-final. With recent games being so tight a close encounter was envisaged with the added bonus that the winner […]

First XV lose narrowly in local derby

January 13th, 2008

13th January 2008
Despite being a friendly fixture, the local proximity of these teams meant Saturday’s match at Green Lane was a tight, hard fought local derby, played in good spirits.

Ormskirk looked to take advantage earlier on and arguably played their best rugby throughout much of the first half. Forwards looked strong, Ben Davies […]

U14s enjoy trip to Tarleton

January 11th, 2008

Tarleton u14s 10pts - Ormskirk u14s 38pts
Games between these two team have always been close affairs, but Sunday’s game proved a welcome change as the visitors ran in 6 tries and should really have scored more.

Turning up to find the fixture was to be played on a very small pitch made Ormskirk re-assess their game […]

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