St Anne’s get it Wright first time
Date published: 15 March 2013
OLDHAM St Anne’s ‘A’ recovered from a 16-4 deficit at half-time to record a thrilling last-minute 26-24 victory at Ince Rose Bridge ‘A’ in Division Three of the North West Men’s League.
Danny Wright scored the points-clinching try as the Higginshaw Road outfit made the perfect start to the season.
Saints appeared down and out at the break.
The Wigan side notched three tries and a couple of goals, while the visitors responded with a Luke Makin touch down.
Ince Rose Bridge extended their lead with a penalty after the resumption, but Saints refused to lie down.
Second-row forward Martin Ryan bagged a brace and Callum Deakin went in. Martyn Swaine also kicked a couple of goals to put Saints ahead for the first time in the game.
However, Ince Rose Bridge hit back with a penalty and a one-pointer to regain the lead.
Saints had the last laugh, though, with Wright carrying three defenders over the line and Swaine adding the extras.
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