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Wirral's unbeaten run continues
1:04pm Monday 11th February 2013 in Rugby
WIRRAL unbeaten in 2013 took their record to lowly Fleetwood where the match was played on an extremely muddy pitch unsuited to Wirral’s flowing game.
The first half had all the hallmarks of a nil/nil draw as both teams had difficulty in controlling the ball with several dropped passes and no points were scored, writes Richard McNeil.
There was a bout of scoring early in the second half with Wirral taking the lead with a Dan Harvey penalty only for Fleetwood to take the lead with an unconverted try by winger Zac Coultas following a poor clearance kick by the visitors.
On 53 minutes Wirral regained the lead when prop Matt Brown ran in from 15m after good work by the forwards and this was converted from the touchline by Dan Harvey.
Thereafter the Wirral forwards took control and a further Dan Harvey penalty extended their lead.
Wirral ensured victory five minutes from the end when Matt Brown dived over from a metre out following good work from the forwards and, although Fleetwood looked to exert pressure in the final minutes, they could not break through Wirral’s defence.
This was a well-earned victory in difficult conditions but despite this, Wirral fell to seventh in the league although they have games in hand on the teams above.