Here’s the latest results and fixture list for Hoylake RFC courtesy of Mark Phillips. You may recall that I mentioned we would be bringing you Hoylake RFC news here on HoylakeJunction.com
Hoylake 33 v 17 Anselmians
Ellesmere Port 14 v 14 Hoylake
Hoylake 40 v 0 Formby Vikings
All in all a good set of results for Hoylake RFC over the last weekend with the first team setting the standard with a superb team performance at home against local high flying rivals Anselmians.
The form book was well and truly upset as the home team produced an outstanding display of fast flowing attacking rugby coupled with resolute tigerish defence. A result that looks even better when you consider Anselmians were fielding an ex-Irish international and that his opposite number for Hoylake is still in his teens. Despite the heavy conditions underfoot the game was a credit to both teams.
Hoylake’s 2nd team were away at Ellesmere Port and had to work extremely hard to maintain their unbeaten run. Another hard game ensued with both teams battling each other as much as the testing conditions. By all accounts a draw was a fair result and keeps Hoylake at the top of their league.
With the Hoylake Junior Colts and Under 13 teams having a well deserved rest this weekend the spotlight fell on the mini teams, Under 10s, 8s & 7s, who were all expecting a visit from Formby Vikings. Unfortunately only the Under 10 team turned up to play and so the younger teams had to put in a training stint instead of the expected game.
The Under 10s produced their game of the season so far, scoring 8 tries and keeping a clean sheet in the process. Overall an outstanding display from our youngsters against valiant opponents who never gave up.
This weekend sees the various Hoylake teams scattered far and wide across the region:
Saturday 5 December
Glossop v Hoylake
Hoylake v Wallasey
Sunday 6 December
Hoylake Junior Colts v Crewe & Nantwich Junior Colts
Hoylake Under 13 v Macclesfield
Sefton/Widnes v Hoylake Under 10
Old Parkonians/Waterloo v Hoylake Under 8
Old Parkonians v Hoylake Under 7
Non members are most welcome down at Melrose Avenue to spectate at any of the games. You can read more about the club, including their interesting history at the official club website