Colne show worth in famous victory

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COLNE show put in the performance of their season as they managed to defeat the unbeaten Manchester Medics last weekend.

Colne looked to start the game with a bang and early pressure saw the All Blacks awarded a scrum in the Medics half of the pitch.

The Medics played fast ball and displayed excellent play at the break down, yet Colne kept the pace up and with a bit of counter-rucking from the more experienced forwards regained any lost ball.

After 30 minutes of quality play by both teams but very much Colne dominating possession in the Medics half, the team battered the Medics defensive line allowing Dan Frazer to receive the ball 10m out and stroll through a huge gap to place down five points for Colne.

At the start of the second half both teams exploded into action with the Medics missing their first penalty and then Dan Sutcliffe receiving a yellow card for a debatable high tackle.

Missing the skills of Dan and his supreme tackling Colne had to up the pace as they tried to compensate for the loss.

Colne were solid at the set pieces which caused problems for the much younger Medics side, yet excellent backs play from the usually on form Jordan Sunderland and Howard Wick meant the ball was quickly recycled or stripped from the opposition.

This allowed for Colne to keep the attack strong and Luke Edwards charged down the line and scored the second try but unfortunately was deemed disallowed for a foot in touch by the referee.

Just two minutes later Mark Britcliffe and Jack Wiper both capitalised on a loose ball to make it 10-0.

The pressure increased for Colne but their impressive defence held firm.

Unfortunately with two minutes remaining the Medics broke through the line to make it 8-10.

With everyone on the pitch and on the sideline holding their breath, an accurate kick sailed towards the post and fell just shy of the target leaving Colne with just a matter of seconds to see out the game and seal a famous victory over the undefeated top of the table Medics.