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RUGBY UNION: Still in the hunt for first win of season
KNUTSFORD are still searching for their first win of the season after defeat at home to Prenton in South Lancs/Cheshire Division Three on Saturday.
Jack Fields scored the hosts’ only try, converted by Ben Fawcett.
The visitors’ heavy pack and well-drilled lineout put pressure on Knutsford from the off, but they held firm with stern tackling led by Tom Selby.
However after 20 minutes Knutsford ran out of numbers and Prenton opened the scoring.
The hosts replied when link play between backs and forwards allowed Fields to drive back three Prenton defenders before claiming his first try for the club, Fawcett adding the extras.
The away team replied to take the lead before half time, leaving Blues to faced a tough task heading uphill after the break.
They did string together a series of attacking moves, notably when Frazer Crawford almost broke through, but Prenton finished with a flurry of tries to extend their advantage.
Despite the loss head coach Steve Mooney was encouraged by Knutsford’s attractive rugby and try-scoring potential ahead of their trip to Trentham this weekend.
Neighbours Holmes Chapel withdrew their first team from the RFU’s Northern Division following a committee meeting on Thursday.
The Station Road outfit intends to continue field a side in the North West Intermediate League Division Five South for the remainder of the current campaign.
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