Match Reports

Saturday 5th January

Creighton 17 - 22 Furness

    After a bruising New Years Day encounter with Orsted it was a much changed Furness side that set off for Creighton yesterday morning. Although heavily defeated when visiting Furness earlier in the season Creighton were likely to be a different proposition on home turf and so it proved. It was Furness however who opened the scoring after seven minutes. The missed conversion gave them an early five point lead. Creighton then started to demonstrate the tactics that would serve them well for the rest of the game  - up the jumper and rolling mauls - very effective against the lighter Furness side.

   There was no further score until Creighton got over the line on the stroke of half time. The successful conversion gave them a narrow two point lead going into halftime. The second half started well for Furness with Joe Mallinson going over for his first try of the day after what Chairman Reid has described as a 'top handoff ' on the home scrum half.  A few minutes later Mallinson went over for his second try of the afternoon following good work by the seemingly ageless McQuistan deputising once more at scrum half. Whatever it is McQuistan is taking he should start selling it! Unfortunately having worked hard for the lead Furness started to take their eye off the ball, literally and metaphorically. Dropped passes and aimless kicks allowed Creighton back into the game and having established a ten point lead Furness soon found themselves two points behind at 19 - 17 with only a few minutes remaining. In what turned out to be the last throw of the dice a promising Furness  attack looked like it might have come to nothing with a kick ahead when perhaps a pass might have been a better option, however, with the home fullback failing to ground the ball and Furness ever present wingman Sam Wicks following up to touch down, victory aas snatched from the jaws of defeat, much to the consternation of the home side. Final score Creighton 19 Furness 22 with four tries producing a bonus point as well.

    Furness man of the match ac chosen by Creighton, captain Corne Els or Eels  as he was introduced. A great result ahead of next Saturday's home game against Moresby.