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Lions Tamed as Mancunians Remain Unbeaten

Mancunians’ unbeaten run in 2016 continues after a rampaging demolition of Aspull Lions on Saturday, writes Greg Alexander.

Fresh from a heroic effort in Blackpool last weekend, where Mancunians lost several players early on due to injury but secured the win, the away team forced an error in the early minutes of the game and from the resulting scrum Jesse Fay and Ben Rimington combined with Rimington opening the scoring.

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Rimington was in thick of it for most of the early stages and he snatched an intercept to feed Alex Myers to took Mancs further in front after only ten minutes

Mancunians forced an error immediately after the restart and Rimington, who was a dead cert for man of the match after twenty minutes of the game made a break feeding Tom Fuller who pushed hard and dived for a try under the posts.

After another forced error 40m out from the line, Ben Rimington skipped to the right passed to prop Saqib Murtza who drew in both the centre and winger and released Jesse Pietrezac who scored to give Mancunians a commanding lead at half

Mancunians remained aggressive in the second half and Rimington, whose timing was impeccable all game forced yet another an error. The ball was spread wide from the restart and Antoine Andreau completed the rout continuing Mancunians unbeaten run in 2016.

“It’s very satisfying to see the team being so aggressive from the start of the game. Aggression is something that we have worked on in recent weeks and I think my point has been proved today as every try came from a forced error. Said player Manager, Saqib Murtza.

“We made a few unforced errors close to their line and if we hadn’t made those errors, we would have won by a much larger margin so we have a few things to work on this week but overall it’s very pleasing to see so much progress and to get another win. We asked for improvement from last week and the players have delivered, which is most satisfying.” He said.

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