Report by Gabrielle Johnstone
Rochdale Hornets 44 - 22 Portico Vine
Lewis Furlong (×3)
💚 ᴘʟᴀʏᴇʀ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴀᴛᴄʜ - ᴇʟʟɪꜱ ʜᴀʏᴄᴏᴄᴋ 💛
Despite the dreary weather, the Portico OA squad made the journey to Rochdale including debutant, Arturs Langenfelds, whom had a great first game for the team.
Throughout the first half, the lads focused on great defence with many attacking sets, concluding the score of 24-6 with a try from Paul Valentine followed by a successful conversion from Lewis Furlong. Despite injuries in the second half, the lads powered through and finished the game on 44-22 with tries from Ryan Winders, Lewis Furlong and Leo Lane, with two more conversions from Lewis Furlong.
Team Manager, Nikki Griffiths, stated that their defence was more improved, they attacked more as a team, and the Portico Open Age lads are improving week on week.
Well played lads, onto the next! 💚💛