Egremont take step to safety
Published at 11:07, Thursday, 01 March 2012
EGREMONT took another step towards safety in North Lancs Cumbria when they won 27-6 at Millom.
Already doomed to a quick return to the Cumbria League, Millom proved dogged opponents and were in contention for an hour.
Their spoiling tactics frustrated Egremont who only led 10-6 at the break but managed to pull clear in the final quarter of the game.
The West Cumbrians took the lead after only seven minutes when 17-year-old full-back Anthony Armstrong put in a great break to release centre Graham Temple and he finished-off with the opening try.
Young Armstrong, who dislocated his shoulder back in October, had an outstanding game and was rewarded with the man-of-the-match award.
But after that opening score Egremont struggled for a while as Millom slowed down the game to their pace. When they did manage to free themselves again Egremont cashed in with a second try.
This time it was winger Jack Kelly who finished off in the corner with a well taken try after some slick handling.
Before half-time Millom got themselves back into the game when they cut the deficit with two penalties.
Millom continued to frustrate Egremont as the second-half unfolded but they never seriously tested the visitors’ defence.
Gradually Egremont started to take control and the third try really killed-off the Millom response. It was a planned move from a line-out in the Millom 22 and Neil Richardson ploughed over.
Highlight of the game came on 67 minutes when Armstrong produced a moment of magic, beating four opponents on his way to the line.
In the closing stages Egremont added to their points tally when prop Phil Drysdale put in a strong break and replacement forward Mark Cottam was with him to take the pass and go over under the sticks. Fittingly Armstrong had the final word with the conversion.
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