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REPORT: Mancunians RL 12-48 Latchford Albion

Poor defence the sticking point for Mike Burr as Mancunians RL fall to another home defeat.

Second-rower Burr saw his side once again lose the momentum in the second half, resulting in a 12-48 loss to Latchford Albion at Mancunians’ Chorlton stadium on Saturday, leaving them to prop up the North West Men’s Division four for another week.



Tries from hooker Mike Maguire and winger Steven Gordon proved little more than compensation in a game Mancunians hoped would be an improvement on a heartbreaking 10-point loss to mid-table Chester Gladiators in their previous league game.

Burr believes a weak start to the second half allowed Latchford to claim the victory points.

“They got the roll on just after halftime which led to us conceding a few tries then we lost a bit of heart.

“But the good thing was the Mancs never gave up pride.”

Mancunians, who this week launched an under-18 academy to scout the city for rugby league talent, trailed just 6-12 at halftime.

“For us to build we just need to start getting used to playing alongside each other, which will come.

“Primarily we should also work on getting some structure in defence with a fast flat line speed”.

It was an easily-broken defensive live that saw a well-drilled Latchford Albion outfit cross the try line nine times to Mancunians’ twice, and something new-coach Mark Brennan will be keen to work on in training.

Burr was awarded the ‘Manc of the match’ for his powerful running lines, with Danny Child also putting in a display worthy of the award.

Mancunians RL compete in the second Manchester-Salford derby of the season next Saturday against Little Hulton Reds, at Hough End Stadium, Chorlton.

Visit or follow @mancuniansrl for more information about Rugby League in Manchester.


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