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Wirral teams gearing up for new season openers
THE first league matches of the new rugby union season are scheduled for this Saturday.
Caldy head for Sedgley Park in National Two North while North One encounters include Birkenhead Park at home to Warrington and Wirral against Kendal at Clatterbridge.
Opening matches in South Lancashire/Cheshire One include a New Brighton v Anselmians derby at Hartsfield and Hoylake against Northwich at Melrose Avenue.
Wallasey head for Marple and Port Sunlight have Vagabonds from the Isle of Man as visitors in Division Two.
Division Three fixtures show Ellesmere Port v Trentham, Prenton at Helsby, Oxton Parkonians at Knutsford and Oldershaw v Capenhurst.
Several matches in the Cheshire Cup competitions were completed last Saturday.
Birkenhead Park lost 10-19 at home to Wirral in the main Cup in a rather windswept affair at the Upper Park Both sides were somewhat experimental.
Wirral scored two tries and three penalties. Sean Woof crossed for Park and Dave Hall landed the conversion and a penalty.
In a Vase derby New Brighton came away 25-13 from Anselmians.
In the Bowl Wallasey went under 21-19 at home to Oswestry.
Oxton Parkonians had a bye in the opening round of the Plate.
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