Stourbridge 18 Fylde RFC 36: Second-half try-spree gives Fylde a big lift

Fylde returned to winning ways with a five-try second-half display at Stourbridge, including scrum-half Cam Crampton's first tries for the club and a 16-point haul for half-back partner Greg Smith

Sunday, 4th November 2018, 2:27 pm
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Delighted head coach Warren Spragg said: "It was similar to the Hull game in terms of the conditions being fairly identical. We looked after the ball well against the wind in the first half and didn’t give them many opportunities. "Against Hull we thought the wind would do the work for us in the second half but this time we stuck to playing how we wanted to."They probably had more of the ball in the second half but our defence was pretty epic, and when we got the ball we were a pleasure to watch. Tom and Ralph looked sharp and I’m pleased for Cam to score a couple.“It was a test of character when we went down to 13 men. The incident was a bit messy and watching it back the sin-binnings were probably fair, though maybe one of their could have got 10 minutes too."

With no game next weekend, Fylde go into their two-week break in a positive frame of mind as they prepare for South Leicester's visit to the Woodlands on Saturday week.

Fylde: Wilkinson, Carleton, Dowds, Briers, Grimes, Smith, Crampton; Horner, Gregory, Joyner, Ashcroft, Parkinson, Corrie, O’Ryan, Fairbrother; replacements (all used): Ford, Ashman, Garrod, Hadfield, Lanigan.