Here’s the latest results and fixture list for Hoylake RFC courtesy of Mark Phillips.
Glossop 29 v 28 Hoylake
Hoylake 71 v 12 Wallasey
Hoylake 18 v 17 Crewe & Nantwich
Hoylake 5 v Macclesfield 35
Sefton/Widnes v Hoylake Postponed
Old Parkonians/Waterloo 21 v 26 Hoylake
Old Parkonians 0 v Hoylake 5
Despite the recent amount of rainfall almost all of the Hoylake teams managed game time over the last weekend. Only the proposed Under 10s game at Sefton fell foul of the conditions with the game being called off at short notice.
The 1st XV travelled to Glossop for a first ever league encounter with the hosts. Confidence was high after last weeks result but a heavier and stronger set of forwards swung the game for the hosts and means that Hoylake are still searching for their first away win of the season. Hoylake had their chances and an attempted penalty kick which drifted narrowly wide of the posts would of made the difference but alas it was not to be.
Hoylake’s 2nd team continued their impressive form of late and remain at the top of their league. They were always in control of this local derby against Wallasey and put together another impressive score line. Both the 1st & 2nd teams are at home this Saturday with the opponents Wigan and West Park respectively.
The Junior Colts side managed to get the better of their opponents last Sunday, but only just. One point separated the two teams at the end of a game which swung one way and then the other. Hoylake have managed to put together an impressive run of form lately winning four out of their last five games and they continue to climb up the league table.
Sad to say but the Under 13s under performed against mediocre opponents last weekend. Inconsistency seems to be the order of things at the moment with this team who can on their day compete with the best teams around. Unfortunately the game against Macclesfield will not be remembered as one of their best. Next up for the Under 13s is an intriguing local derby against New Brightonâ€¦hmmm!
The Under 7s & 8s made the short trip to Old Parkonians in Prenton last Sunday and game away with some mightily impressive performances. The Under 8 squad played a number of matches against the hosts and Waterloo from Liverpool. They lost one, won one against Waterloo and convincingly beat Old Parks in the last game of the day. Some outstanding play from these youngsters with very few unforced errors in their play despite the cold and wet conditions.
The Under 7s played a series of five games against Old Parkonians and managed to win every one. Hoylake’s youngest team are making a name for themselves this season. Their enthusiasm and boundless energy are evident for all to see when they play. On this occasion Old Parkonians were no match for Hoylake and they proved worthy winners.
Hopefully this weekend sees a full set of fixtures for all the Hoylake teams prior to the Christmas break. Details are listed below:
Saturday 12 December
Hoylake v Wigan
Hoylake v West Park
Sunday 13 December
Buxton Junior Colts v Hoylake Junior Colts
Hoylake Under 13 v New Brighton
Hoylake v Liverpool Collegiate Under 10
Hoylake v Liverpool Collegiate Under 8
Hoylake v Liverpool Collegiate 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