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Your News Aspatria Colts beat local rivals Keswick

Old acquaintances were renewed last Wednesday night when Keswick came to Bower Park, and with 3 of the Keswick team having worn the blackred of Aspatria in the last encounter, they were assured of a warm welcome.

The forward power of Aspatria and the experience gained in the Halbro league last year proved too much for Keswick and the Blackreds were too open the scoring, with young flanker Kane Rithcie powering over under the posts, kane was to be outstanding all night both in attack and in defence putting in some crunching tackles at times. Ross Atherton was next over the line following a lovely little inside ball and his pace was too much for the away teams defence to catch. Adam Birketts kicking was on target as usual, and his skill and guile showed everyone why he is in the Falcons junior academy full time.

Keswick were not about to lie down, and responded with pacey attacking moves moving the ball about well, but the home teams defence was to thwart there every move.

In the second stanza changes were made to both side and the game was still far from won but following some lovely handling Matthew Windass scored in the corner too stretch Aspatrias lead.

Keswick were not to be outdone in the try scoring stakes and capitalised on some very basic mistakes from the young Blackreds and crossed the whitewash twice in the corner but failed to add the extras on either occasion.

There was an accidental clash of heads in the middle of the second half which resulted in both players having to receive treatment from the doctor and then later at hospital, but both lads are fine and have some lovely needlecraft to show off.

The home side scored again with a pushover try bring the final score to 24 -10 and a fine win for Aspatria.

The way both these teams moved the ball about and played running rugby, and the intensity of the tackling would put many a senior team to shame.

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