Anselmians’ half season report

The victory over De La Salle at the weekend completed a full-house of wins over every team in the league and Anselmians’ other opponents in the Cheshire Cup and pre-season warm-ups.

There have been some exhilarating performances where Saints’ free-running rugby and powerful forward play have overwhelmed our challengers. And, other more dogged encounters, away from home, where the team has ground out wins against tough resistance; most notably against Keswick where the odds were stacked against them.

This season’s squad, under Head Coach, Degsy Salisbury and his assistant, Tommy Banks, has really knitted together professional application, a genuine squad cohesion and a winning mentality.

By this stage in earlier seasons, Anselmians had used more than 50 players in the First Team. This season, a total of just 23 have been employed which is great testimony to the fitness of the squad and to the commitment of the players.

Not surprisingly, goal-kicker, Dai Morley, is the leading points scorer with a total of 155 including 3 tries. No.8 and utility back, Ewan Nolan, leads the try scorers with a massive total of 14 narrowly pipping James Whitehouse on 13 and James Otutaha on 12. Tommy Banks and Liam Sadler have 7 apiece, Will Grabe has 6 and Adam Bramhall and Paul Sherlock have 5 each.

A home fixture against Bolton RFC kicks off the 2nd half of the season this sat 18th Dec with Saints looking to start the Christmas party early.kick off is 2.15pm £5 entry with kids free.

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