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marshy1

Testimonial match.

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On behalf of Watto I'd like to thank everyone who attended todays game.

It has proved to be a sucess and well enjoyed by most people. The Welsh support was fantastic as was the support from all four junior clubs and congratulations to Langworthy on winning the round robin.

I thought the Lions had a very useful run out and was impressed with the debutants.

Again thanks to everyone for your support.

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Top turnout on a rank awful day alan..well done

Great atmosphere from the welsh fans

Thought Morrison put in a good shift

Ballard looked dangerous

Quite an enjoyable afternoon all round

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Anymore details ?

Ie : Score /attendence

Cheers

Riggy in the Sunshine B)

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If anyone from the Testimonial Comittee or organisers read this, can you pls PM me your details,

cheers

stuart

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Before I get into the details, il second all comments on the enjoyable atmosphere and a genuinely fun afternoon!

Looking at the game as a whole we played very professionally in the first half, but got very sloppy in the second. Some of the best tactical kicking (and chasing) iv ever seen us do. We looked by far the better outfit. I think this training at padgate has certainly paid off! The retained players looked much quicker, stronger and sharper than last season.

Looking at the new boys, Ballard looks an absolute class act. Full of confidence and knows what hes doing. Josh Barlow looks like hes going to be a bit of a handful for the opposition. Ritchie Hawkyard looked even better than last year!!! Credit to all the trialists who put in a good shift, although Im not sure some of them will hack it in our league just based on size! Thought Parkinson showed some potential and offered a different option at dummy half (reminded me of Phil Wood with his break). Birkett looked quite handy with the boot.

Overall I was impressed with how we played, however, I still think we need a few more numbers!

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I liked our 20, 19, and 13 today. I think all 3 of them played really well. Ballard looked one step ahead every time he touched the ball, and I think full back will be his position.

I thought it was a job well done.

However, I think we need more invention at 6 and 7. We lack flair.

We were solid and got the job done against a team who are after all one league below us.

I would say we are missing a match winner and in the league without that I feel we may struggle.

All in all we didnt really put a foot wrong, and everyone played well. I am on the right side of happy this evening.

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Impressed with a few yesterday. Barlow at loose went well along with Hulme. Chas was good at 6 and I thought Sam Reay had a good one. Birkett looked the part on the wing and kicked really well. 10 out of 10 for effort from our number 20 and the lad from union (sorry name escapes me). How big were some of our forwards? Mills, Watkins and the lad with the scrum cap who came on. (Jack?)were huge but none ran their size for me!Penny leaving the field after 10 mins didn't bode well either. Still, early days yet eh!

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I saw Penny after the game. he seemed to have his arm in a sling. didnt look good to be honest.

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