A great season has been capped off with a Cheshire Cup Double!
Lymm High School has became the first school in recent history that has managed to win the U18s and U16s Cheshire cups in the same season.
After an amazing experience at the AJ Bell Stadium where the U18s were able to beat Stockport grammar in the final, the U16s were not to be out done when they went and beat Wirral grammar school in a game that was a lot closer than it should have been.
With players coming back from a tour with their rugby club at the weekend and playing two very competitive fixtures in Yorkshire the majority of the U16s were battle ready although a little tired. With centre George Norman a victim from the weekend with concussion Captain and Sale Sharks academy centre was unable to pass a late fitness test and was unable to start the game.
With a little bit of movement the team was still looking good with U15s Ewan Murphy starting in the centre and Nonso Agina moving to the wing. Callum Grieve took over the captaincy but the game didn’t start well, Wirral managed to score in the first few minutes taking a 5-0 lead.
That was pretty much the only real time that Wirral entered the Lymm 22m. Lymm took control of possession and territory and slowly worked themselves back into a position to score, with some more great work from Sam Dickenson the forwards out powered Wirral for a push over try finished by Cameron Gray.
With a penalty in front of the posts shortly after by Callum Grieve Lymm were ahead 5-8 at half time.
With the wind behind them Lymm continued their dominance as they continued to control the territory and possession of the ball. Lymm added to their score midway through the half but with 10 minutes to play this mustered Wirral into life and the game switched around to become an end to end affair with tries being scored by Callum Grieve and Ewan Murphy and Wirral adding scores of their own. Wirral had one last chance to score and worked the ball up the filed perfectly but if it wasn’t for full back George Inman’s try saving tackle they could of won it.
The accomplishments from all the players in senior rugby this year has been a testament to the effort and quality that firstly the students have put in but also all the staff from year 7 B team coaching staff to all the staff that add to the skills each year to all the players.
Lymm High school’s rugby is in a strong place at the moment and we look forward, to developing our culture and hardworking ethos next year, then with a bit of luck having the same success.