With Leigh conceding this Saturday’s game, Anselmians will be crowned N2W Champions.
Anselmians were due to play Leigh in their final league game, but yesterday evening, the team was informed that Leigh had conceded the fixture.
As a result, the first team have been awarded 5 match points, this means that they cannot be overhauled by second-placed Rochdale.
With just one narrow loss all season – to second-placed Rochdale – Saints have chalked up some impressive figures: most points at home, most points away, least conceded at home, least conceded away. The leading points scorer in the league is Saints’ Dai Morley and the leading try scorer is James Whitehouse.
Head coach Degsy Salisbury, assisted by Tommy Banks, in their first season coaching the squad, are happy with the way things have gone, ”It’s probably been a bit of a shock to some of the players how well we have done so far this season. We did tell them hard work, training and commitment would pay off.
“We lost one or two, but the vast majority bought into what we were trying to achieve, worked at it and are now starting to reap the rewards. Really proud the way the lads have progressed”, said Degsy Salisbury.
With the Leigh game off, The Cheshire Cup Final beckons, this Saturday 30 April at Stockport RUFC, Headlands Road, Bramall, Stockport SK7 3AN for a 3pm kick off.