Wilmslow 47, Wirral 34

WITH a mounting injury list, unavailability and a number of positional changes alongside an element of complacency, Wirral succumbed to already-relegated Wilmslow who played some attractive open rugby to set up only their second win of the season.

Playing with the wind in the first half it was Wilmslow who started with a purpose and a basic backs move ended with winger Sam Cutts scoring in the corner.

In the next few minutes Wilmslow extended their lead to 21-0 with two interception tries from within their own half through Ethan Harding and Sam Cutts, all converted by Bob McCallum.

Wirral at this stage had made a number of breaks but could not capitalise on these through lack of support.

By the 29th minute the Wilmslow lead was extended to 28-0 with a try from Ben Day.

Although Wirral had had a fair share of possession, too much ball was been lost in the tackle / dropped passes.

Eventually a period of sustained pressure led to Mike Warren crossing for Wirral and converted by James Annetts.

A further try from Sean Street left Wilmslow with a 35-7 lead at half time.

Following the strong words from their coach at half time, Wirral were hopeful of an improved performance but it was the home side that opened the scoring a converted try through Ben Day.

In the remaining 33 minutes of the half, Wirral ran in 5 tries through, Warren, Brooks, Williams, Crowley and Broadbent turning down conversion attempts in the hope of scoring the tries to achieve an unlikely win.

However matters were not helped by the Wilmslow full back scoring his third try.

Wilmslow deserved their win against a depleted and disorganised Wirral team and without a match next week are hopeful that some of the injured players will be back to contest for a first team place.