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Nov 12, 2012, 11:52 AM
Sat 10th November 2012
Re: [Feversham Lens] Where are you going - where did you go? RUGBY UNION
Silloth 34 Netherhall 8
Cumbria Division (level 8)
The Cumbria Division is rapidly becoming a bit of a wilderness with 2nd XV's being drafted in this year to make up the numbers to keep the league viable. There's nothing below it in the national league structure in this area and the standard can be vary variable indeed.
The two teams had met in the reverse fixture the previous week (Netherhall are based in Maryport, 13 miles back down the coast towards Workington) and the game had apparantly been a bit of a slug and mud fest, with the bottom the table home side pulling off a surprise 17-14 win. There never looked like a chance of a repeat today as the fitter and faster Silloth side revelled on a surprisingly firm pitch (they rarely have games off here for waterlogging, nor on the football next door seemingly), running in 5 tries to 1 for a comfortable win. One of two old scores were settled from the previous week as the second half became a bit of a battle, but it never got completely out of hand, the ref handled most things well and in the end just sin binned one from each side to keep a lid on it.
Silloth play next door to the football club (Cumberland County League) and share their clubhouse with them. The pitch is fully railed and floodlights are currently going up. There's some elevated banking and hardstanding on the clubhouse side which affords a good view of the action. There is no cover though.
The Solway Coastline around these parts is stunning and the drive up the coast from Maryport is one the best. Silloth itself is a fascinating town laid out almost in model village style, with very wide tree lined streets and many still cobbled.
(This post was edited by Seagull on Nov 12, 2012, 11:58 AM)